Tag: Charles Taylor


Zombies: Are/Our Consumer Culture


That the zombie is a reflections of modern man is apparent in Romero’s second installment of his zombie narratives, Dawn of the Dead (1978) where he “offers us a glimpse of a universe in which all spiritual values have been replaced by our awareness of the material realities of the...

People Without Stories


To be human, is to tell stories. Not only do we tell stories, we also live them. We know who we are because of our lived stories. Narrative identity is a person’s internal and developing life story.  We construct a past and inegrate it with an imagined future in order to give our life some degree...

Zombies and “Fullness”


I always get it when I am sitting with dear friends enjoying good food and conversation. I sometimes get it while walking alone in the woods on a clear fall day. Some people get it when they are listening to music or viewing a painting. It can be evoked in the...

I’m Out of Ammo!


An individual zombie is almost no threat to any healthy adult. It can be easily outrun or dispatched by a decent blow to the head. What makes zombies a threat is that there are so many of them and their bite results in the absorption of their victims into the...

A Brief History of the Zombie


Before it was our monster, the zombie was an African and a Caribbean monster. As it moved from place to place it changes because the identity it challenged was a different identity. (Read "A New Kind of Monster"). The zombie has two basic characteristics: it is a reanimated corpse of one...

Zombies—A New Kind of Monster


The idea of the dead walking among the living has been around for a long time. In Inferno, Dante meets Fra Albergio who tells him of traitors like himself who are dead before their bodies die. Dante is horrified; he has seen one of these men the friar describes, one...