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'Radical Cultural Studies' seminar explores 'The Walking Dead'

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Julia Dane and Dan Hassler-Forest discuss undead capitalism, morality and affect in the popular TV series 

On 5 May, the Centre for Cultural Studies Research will host a seminar exploring all things zombie at Open School East in Hackney, east London.

Julia Dane, Senior Lecturer in UEL's School of Arts and Digital Industries, will argue that The Walking Dead forces the audience to contemplate new frameworks of social value and the moral choices that might be made in an apocalyptic world. Dan Hassler-Forest of Utrecht University will suggest that critical posthumanism offers a way out of the deadlock between capitalism and the apocalyptic imaginary.

Dan's new book Science Fiction, Fantasy & Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism will be published as part of CCSR’s 'Radical Cultural Studies' book series with Rowman & Littlefield International. It is due out in August 2016.

The 'Radical Cultural Studies' series of seminars features authors who have contributed to the book series. The seminars are hosted by Open School East, a learning space near Hackney's Haggerston railway station.

The Centre for Cultural Studies Research is part of UEL's School of Arts and Digital Industries.

Thursday, 5 May 2016
18:30-20:30

Open School East, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 5SQ

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