Tag: Richard Kearney


Zombies as the Monstrous Other: Challenging Modern Boundaries


Previous Zombie Posts: A New Kind of Monster A Brief History Ain't Got No Soul Where do zombies come from? Zombies are physical monsters, there is nothing in them that is spiritual or supernatureal or even superhuman.  We can therefore call the zombie an immanent monster.  In the immanence of...

A Brief History of the Zombie


Previous Zombie posts: A New Kind of Monster   Before it became the monster against which the modern secular self was constituted, it was  a monster against which African and Carribean selves were clarrified. It has undergone a few small but significant changes in its short history. The zombie has two basic...

Zombies: A Whole New Kind of Monster


"Apocalypse" (Ἀποκάλυψις) is a Greek word meaning "revelation."  In popular culture we often equate the word apocalypse with zombies.  "The zombie apocalypse" actually means "that which zombies reveal."  Zombies reveal some very interesting things about us, our society, and how we understand ourselves and our society. This has always been the...