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