Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Butler, Judith. Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence. New York: Verso, 2004. Print.

Sobchack, Vivian. Screening Space: The American Science Fiction Film. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2001. Print.

From Canavan, Gerry. "'We are the walking dead': race, time, and survival in zombie narrative." Extrapolation 51.3 (2010): 431+.
Priscilla Wald explores zombiism as a science-fictional figure for real-world disease in her book-length study of such "epidemiological horrors," Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative (2008), particularly the way such stories typically employ narratives like the "Patient Zero" origin myth so commonly found in popular accounts of public-health crises like SARS and HIV/AIDS.

"The horror film," Sobchack says, "is primarily concerned with the individual in conflict with society or with some extension of himself, the sf film with society and its institutions in conflict with each other or with some alien other" (30).

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