Friday, October 31, 2014

it's Halloween so that must mean we blog about zombies

Zombies!  They're not just for scaring the undergraduates any more!

No, as Steve Kolowich observes, they're becoming big academic business.  Turns out that rather obvious jokes about a coming zombie apocalypse hit real fears that some as-yet-unknown pandemic will engulf us all.  Anxiety--now that's something academics can tap into.  This means that philosophers and the like start writing.  Kolowich's great concluding line:

"In some corners of academe, real zombies are unnecessary: the brains eat themselves."

Indeed. Read it all here.  And don't say I didn't warn you.

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