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Dr. Andrew Wood
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City of the Dead

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"Fear, which once compelled us to appropriate the zombie, has also governed the new symbology we’ve given it over the years. This makes the zombie not only a fascinating study of our country’s historical fears but also a window into how foreign ideas adopt new meaning when stripped of their original context over time."

- Zachary Crockett, "How the zombie represents America’s deepest fears"


We investigate the rhetorical deployment of zombies as a signifier for social disorder and reform.

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Cult Projections