CFP Signal Boost: Zombies in the Academy

Some of my colleagues are currently seeking abstracts for an edited volume, titled: “Zombies in the Academy: living death in higher education”.

Editors: Andrew Whelan, Chris Moore and Ruth Walker

“This book takes up the momentum provided by the recent resurgence of interest in zombie culture to explore the relevance of the zombie trope to discussions of scholarly practice itself. The zombie is an extraordinarily rich and evocative popular cultural form, and zombidity, zombification and necromancy can function as compelling elements in a conceptual repertoire for both explaining and critically ‘enlivening’ the debates around a broad variety of cultural and institutional phenomena evident in the contemporary university. We propose to canvas a range of critical accounts of the contemporary university as a living dead culture. We are therefore seeking interdisciplinary proposals for papers that investigate the political, cultural, organisational, and pedagogical state of the university, through applying the metaphor of zombiedom to both the form and content of professional academic work.”

For more information including submission details and deadlines, check the official site :
http://zombieacademy.wordpress.com/cfp/

That’s definitely one collection that would look most excellent on a CV!

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