Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones on Zombies…

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jonesdeadtexNot every MFA program has its very own zombie expert…but UCR’s Low Residency MFA does. Stephen Graham Jones in the latest US News & World Report on the how World War Z stacks up within the canon of zombie films:

When not chasing humans, the zombies of “World War Z” slow down a bit, turning into shuffling, barely-moving, upright corpses in a hibernation of sorts, until a stimuli – a noise, the sight of a healthy human – snaps them into action.

“That’s one of the age old questions that the zombie aficionados have: In the absence of food, what happens to the zombie?” Jones says. “

[World War Z] suggest an answer by saying they go dormant, which is to say these creatures aren’t supernatural. They’re beholden to biology.”

 

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:23-07:00 June 30th, 2013|Categories: Faculty News, Program News|Comments Off on Faculty News: Stephen Graham Jones on Zombies…

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