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1 January 2000 to 2 January 2000

The purpose of this symposium is to explore, interrogate and celebrate zombies as a cultural phenomenon. It will frame zombies through paradigms of performance and consider the zombie as protagonist, performer, nomad, pilgrim, traveller, tourist, nightmare, underclass and demonstrator. Zombies: Walking, Eating and Performance will analyse the derided and resilient figure of the zombie as metaphor and character; the zombie as vehicle for protest and for public self-expression.
The symposium will begin at 3pm on Friday 12 April and will close at 5pm on Saturday 13 April. It will include:
  • A Zombie Film Nite on Friday evening, including a screening of Bruce LaBruce’s Otto; or Up with Dead People (2008)
  • A keynote presentation by Bruce LaBruce (by Skype)
  • A variety of live performances, including Wireless Zombies! This re-creation of 1940s radio drama, presented by the Cardiff School of Creative & Culture Industries, is an extremely rare opportunity to experience the performance practice of live radio drama. The audiences in the theatre and listening online will experience a fully live horror show, a gruesome, gut-wrenching tale of terror wherein the idyll of peacetime Britain conceals some terrifying undead secrets…

The panels will include live and video presentations on the following themes:

  • Zombie space
  • Zombidentities
  • Zombies in the real world
  • Zombie bodies and their relations
  • Zombie walk, zombie run
  • Playing dead.

This symposium is being organised by the Theatre, Dance and Performance Research Group at Plymouth University, a constituent of the Research Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts (HuMPA).

Location Contact Email Phone Further Information
Roland Levinsky Building  Bryony Edmondson +441752585049 Further information

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