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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

Believing in Zombies 

A leading authority on Latin American literature argues that the reason why Buffy and Walking Dead are so popular is that viewers actually believe in vampires and zombies. I repeat, a literary critic thinks that enjoying a show entails believing that the characters are real. 

I’m so happy I chose Peninsular literature and escaped from this craziness. 

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2 thoughts on “Believing in Zombies 

  1. David Brin says vampires represent the aristocracy and zombies the “filthy, ignorant masses.” Werewolves, of course, represent the middle class.

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  2. Pishtaco is another important metaphor and there are of course ways in which people literally get the fat sucked from them.

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