Ph.D Candidate English StudiesUniversity of Washington
Jennifer Van Houdt
Re: Working with George: Retracing George Romero’s Impact on Independent and Avant-Garde Filmmaking in Pittsburgh
Even when working with Universal StudiosThanks for your post, Ben—it’s an enlightening account of the local dimension of Romero’s work and, I think, a fitting way to conclude this week’s posts. I simply wanted to add that your emphasis on the nonhierarchical character of Romero's work remi ...
Putting in the "near" in "near infinitely malleable"Thanks for the astute post, Ryan--I find it a compelling account for thinking through the zombie's iterations over time. I'm curious if you think there's any characteristic of this empty signifier set in stone, or perhaps even definitive of ...
Zombie Characteristics as SetI like your idea that there’s a set of characteristics put in place by Romero’s ghoul and that we see deviations in only a few those characteristics at a time. As a revolving set, it’s easier to see how the zombie can operate as an empty signifier. I am t ...