“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sarah Juliet Lauro's Zombie Book on Huffington Post

One of my great Ph.D. students, she is. Zombies have been in the news a lot recently. Almost everywhere you look there's a zombie! My own contribution to this was the line “I'd rather be a zombie than a tree hugger” but perhaps I would modify that now to say “I'd rather be a zombie AND a tree hugger.” I was playing with Haraway's line “I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess.”

1 comment:

Bill Benzon said...

In this post, Zombies Rising, I use Google's Ngram viewer to track the occurence of zombie, voodoo, and loa, over the past century. The zombie line lags below the voodoo line until early in this century. Now the zombie line is continuing up while voodoo is down. Does that mean zombies have broken away from voodoo?

And the loas, the loas . . .