Illustration by Calli Archer.
So, on Saturday, I'm moderating a panel on Zombies. This panel is focusing on cross cultural zombies. I'm thinking about bringing some media to this panel for the attendees- maybe some music and photos. I think it would be great if we could show a video, but I don't know how realistic that is.
So, obviously we will have to mention Afro-Caribbean beliefs about Vodou, Frankenstein (who may or may not be considered a zombie, depending), Romero's films, religious beliefs in Judaism related to the undead (I need to make a phone call to my rabbinical scholar to confirm some details on this) and some Christian beliefs about the dead rising on judgment day. What am I missing here? Ideas?
I need to go across the street during lunch and get into the campus library for some research. It's at times like these in which I'm really glad that I work at a university. I wonder if there is anyone who works here that's written some kind of research paper on zombies that I can kidnap and eat in order to gain their memories and knowledge.
What I mean is, someone I can talk to. Yes, TALK. Like what humans do.
I've got to go. . .