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October 30, 2010

Undead American Studies

The University of Baltimore has added a Zombie Studies course.

Those attending the University of Baltimore can enroll in Arnold Blumberg's Zombie Studies course -- a semester-long class devoted to examining the walking dead's influence on popular culture and mass media. Blumberg, the author of Zombiemania, has crafted a class that will have students viewing films and reading books and comics about the living dead -- or basically, get course credit for what a lot of us do as part of our daily routine.

Such is the genius of the Frankfurt School. When all you have to offer is some combination of the usual bromides about race, gender and class you can rinse and repeat on any subject whatsoever. When you have so little to say in the first place, the medium is the message no matter how limited the bandwidth of your chosen memeplex.

Closely related: The University of South Carolina now offers Lady Gaga Studies (an hat tip for both links to Agent Bedhead).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 30, 2010 08:27 AM