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Video Still, White Zombie, 1932, Halperin Productions.

Video Still, White Zombie, 1932, Halperin Productions.

Events - Talks

The Zombie Metaphor

From Slavery to Consumer Capital

06 Nov 2012 - 07 Nov 2012

Tuesday 6th November and Wednesday 7th November

Free. The Space

With origins in West Africa, the zonbi entered into a nexus of folk memory in Haiti as a metaphor for slavery. Other versions have proliferated through travel writing, literature and, most notoriously, through the zombie movie genre, which Hollywood began making during the US occupation of Haiti. More recently the zombie has been reconfigured, as a critical metaphor by cultural theorists and economists as a metaphor for capitalism and consumerism.

Tuesday 6th November, 6.30 - 11.00pm
The Zombie Metaphor Part I - Zombie Movie Double Feature

Wednesday 7th November, 6.30 - 8.30pm
The Zombie Metaphor Part II - Panel Discussion

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