Zombies in Math and Literature
A zombie is typically a reanimated corpse. Also known as the "un-dead."
While zombies are not as popular as brains, the former are increasingly the subject of discussion. For example, the recent film Zombieland and the video game Left 4 Dead both feature zombies. Various defenses and survival guides exist to help you deal with potential zombie attacks.
However, the emergence of zombies in non-entertainment fields is interesting. David Sirota of In These Times has an interesting article on The Zombie Zeitgeist which discusses this new/old phenomenon and how society is dealing with "apocalyptic anxiety".
See Also #
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (not about zombies, but related)
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