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Spring 2020
Sep 20, 2020
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SPAN 0381 - Decolonizing Zombies
*Decolonizing Zombies!* Zombies are generally depicted as metaphors that represent contemporary affects. In this course we will study a number of zombie movies with a focus on theories of race, gender, coloniality, iconoclasm, and queer temporality. With a strong emphasis on the American continent, the course will have a global approach, which will allow us to delve into issues of neoliberalism, cannibalism, genocide, diaspora, virus spread, and political criticism. The main goal is to expose colonial structures embedded in the representation of zombies, as well as in the making of the genre. Among films included are: /White Zombie/, /The Night of the Living Dead/, /Savageland/, /World War Z/ (United States); /Mangue negro/ (Brazil), /Juan de los muertos/ (Cuba), /El desierto/ (Argentina), /El año del apocalipsis/ (Peru); /Ladronas de almas/, /Halley/ (Mexico); /Descendents/ (Chile), /Rec/ (Spain), /I’ll see You in my Dreams/ (Portugal), /The Girl with All the Gifts/ (United Kingdom); /Train to Busan/ (Korea); /The Empire of Corpses/, and /Versus/ (Japan). (Two 3XX courses or by waiver) 3 hrs. lect.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 1.000 Lecture hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Languages Division
Spanish (& Portuguese UG) Department

Course Attributes:
AAL, AMR, ART, CMP, LNG


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