CANCELED: Zombie Apocalypse & the Utopian Tradition

Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
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100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Saturday, 3/28/2020
10:30 - 11:15

Phil Gochenour explores the literary history of the zombie apocalypse narrative from its roots in William Morris' utopian novel News from Nowhere and anarcho-syndicalist political theory, through its reconfiguration in John Wyndham's eco-disaster novel The Day of the Triffids and Max Brooks' World War Z.

Phil Gochenour received a PhD in comparative literature from Emory University and has held faculty positions at The University of Virginia and Towson State University. Currently he is a Senior Technical Writer for the Engineering Excellence organization at Amazon.