Yes. Her doctoral thesis. Subsequently, she will attempt to disprove the stereotype that academics are nerds.
According to Angela Becerra Vidergar, the fascination with the zombie apocalypse can be traced to the advent of nuclear warfare during World War II.
It seems the horrific events of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the terrible violence of the Holocaust and other WWII events brought up disturbing realizations about the human capacity for violence. People no longer imagine a positive future, as they did in prior ages such as the Enlightenment or the Industrial Revolution.
Interesting theory. Another interesting theory I’d read somewhere else on the Internets suggests that zombies are a representation of our tendency to act against our own self-interest; that the zombies’ relentless drive to consume human brains symbolizes humanity’s consumption of the world’s resources to the point of near devestation.
To be honest, I’m not sure about either theory. And I’d really like to explore the subject further, except I can’t talk, gotta go, the new episode of The Walking Dead is on.
Right now. Buhbye!
Welcome to Day 10 of the Second Third Annual 30 Minus 2 Days of Writing. Today’s prompt was Zombies and it was brought to you by ex-supermodel and zombie hunter extraordinaire, Katherine. Please click on the links below to visit the other people participating in this challenge. And for the love of cheese, duck when they tell you to.