Events Calendar

Alumni Reception and Discussion

SOLD OUT - Why Zombies, Why Now?

Presenter:
David Castillo
Presenter Affiliation:
University at Buffalo
Location:
100 Allen
Campus:
South Campus
Date:
10/30/2013
Time:
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Cost:
SOLD OUT
Sponsor:
College of Arts and Sciences
Contact:
Patricia Randall at 645-0850 (prandall@buffalo.edu)
Web site:
http://tinyurl.com/phdtqpy
David Castillo, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, has done extensive research on the zombies phenomenon and lectured internationally. Castillo will discuss the fascination with zombies in popular culture going back to Romero's classic films Night of the Living Dead (1968) and Dawn of the Dead (1978) and including TV shows like The Walking Dead and this year's blockbuster movie phenomenon World War Z. According to Castillo, zombies “look and act like what we fear we are, aimless and soulless consumers possessed by a destructive hunger we cannot understand.”
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