Encyclopedia of the Zombie by June Pulliam
The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth

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The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon, from the less-known historical and cultural origins of the zombie myth to the significant works of film and literature as well as video games in the modern day that feature the insatiable, relentless zombie character.

The encyclopedia examines a wide range of significant topics pertaining to zombies, such as zombies in the pulp magazines; the creation of the figure of the zuvembie to subvert decades of censorship by the Comics Code of Authority; Humans vs. Zombies, a popular zombie-themed game played on college campuses across the country; and annual Halloween zombie walks. Organized alphabetically to facilitate use of the encyclopedia as a research tool, it also includes entries on important scholarly works in the expanding field of zombie studies.

 

About June Pulliam

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JUNE MICHELE PULLIAM is Instructor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where she also teaches a class on horror fiction. Together, they are authors of the award-winning Hooked on Horror (Libraries Unlimited, 1999) and Hooked on Horror II (Libraries Unlimited, 2003), as well as Read On Horror Fiction (LU, 2006). In addition, they co-edit the on-line quarterly journal Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction (http://www.lsu.edu/necrofile). ANTHONY J. FONSECA, Head of Serials/Electronics Resources Librarian at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, has contributed entries to the upcoming Encyclopedia of Supernatural Literature and The Dictionary of Literary Biography: Asian American Writers.
 
Published June 19, 2014 by Greenwood. 381 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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