The Zombies Cometh

March 6, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

One Zombie Apocalypse has already begun writes Erica E. Phillips:

  • Zombies are generally thought to crave fresh human brains. The increasing amount of academic resources devoted to studying them indicates that they have been successful in attaining it.
  • In the past five years there have been 20 scholarly books with the word ‘zombie’ in the title.
  • JSTOR, an archive of academic journals has also recorded a significant uptick in the number of papers that refer to Zombies.
  • An increasing number of college courses allow students to study zombies.
  • Fields such as economics (“The economics of the Undead“), media studies (“Zombie sexuality”), and literature have tackled the subject.
  • Defenders of the trend point out that Zombie studies are used to analyze more serious topics such as slavery, religion, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.

Read more about those who think that this is all a waste, the places where you can study zombies, and more over here.

Source: The Wall Street Journal