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Monday, September 20, 2010

Zombie studies at US university

By mentioning the word "Zombie", creepy or horror sight might appeared in our mind. And now Zombie studies has been added to the curriculum at the University of Baltimore, United State.

This new course will allow students to analyse and de-construct classic zombie movies from the last few decades. They'll also be able to write their own horror movie scripts.
Jonathon Shorr the chairman of the university's school of communications design says the new minor class has been introduced to meet the high demand for ''interesting, off-the-wall'' courses.

"It's a back door into a lot of subjects. They think they're taking this wacko zombie course, and they are. But on the way, they learn how literature and mass media work, and how they come to reflect our times."
"We're going to be dealing with some of the truly disgusting stuff that's been done in horror over the years. I want to reinforce the degree to which this material can be found offensive by a lot of people. This is not fluffy bunny cartoon stuff. Bunnies might show up, but they'd probably be torn to pieces."

Seems like another form of Media studies for me. :) But, what I've learnt is that Zombies are not living dead, they're sick people infected with some kind of viruses or diseases (have you ever watch I am Legend, Will Smith? It's kind of started with the same point. :))

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