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).