Zombies in the Academy book


The early marketing materials for the book Zombies in the academy: living-death in higher education have just been released. Here’s is the link to the information about the book on the University of Chicago press Catalogue. I think it’s also beginning to appear on Amazon as well. It’s edited by Andrew Whelan, Ruth Walker and Christopher Moore. I’ve got a short chapter in here about the way that the current pressures and systems of measurement might lead academics away from certain topics. The book is going to be published in early 2013 in paperback. Here’s some further information about the book:

Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communication 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 the vulnerability of the 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 labor practices.

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