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.