Recommended read: Zombies in the Academy

Kimberley Budd
Zombies in the Academy

Zombies in the Academy: Living Death in Higher Education. Edited by Andrew Whelan and Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore.

Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communications studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of the university through the metaphor of zombiedom. The contributions to this volume argue that the increasing corporatization of the academy - an environment emphasizing publication, narrow research, and a vulnerable tenure system - is creating a crisis in higher education best understood through the language of zombie culture: the undead, contagion, and plague, among others. Zombies in the Academy presents essays from a variety of scholars and creative writers who present an engaging and entertaining appeal for serious recognition of the conditions of contemporary humanities teaching, culture, and labour practices. ~From the publisher

Check out this book today! Look on the "New Books" shelf: LB23322.2 Z65 2013.