Dahlia Schweitzer - Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World — in conversation with Jonathan Allen

Upcoming Event
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In recent years popular culture has been all but overtaken by zombies, plagues, and ragged bands of survivors. In her latest book, Schweitzer looks closely at why these “outbreak narratives” have proliferated and explores how they both reflect and color Americans’ world view. Schweitzer, author of Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer and an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, traces dystopian themes through journalism as well as films, books, and comics. As she focuses on the fears they channel, she moves from textual analysis to wider historical, institutional, and social contexts, linking these scenarios to globalization, neoliberalism, and a risk society, and showing how politics and medicine intersect with the media and representation. Schweitzer will be in conversation with Jonathan Allen, political reporter for NBC News digital and co-author of Shattered.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World By Dahlia Schweitzer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780813593142
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Rutgers University Press - March 9th, 2018

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