23 Nov 2015

Zombies: A Cultural History - Professor Roger Luckhurst

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:27 pm on 23 November 2015
Dressing up as a zombies is popular on Halloween.

Dressing up as a zombies is popular on Halloween. Photo: 123rf

The modern zombie seems to be everywhere these days. And Professor Roger Luckhurst has binged on the undead, to try and figure out what the modern contribution of the zombie actually is.

He's been described as ''the connoisseur of horror''.

By day, he teaches at the Department of English and Humanities, at Birkbeck College, University of London.

And he's written a book, Zombies: A Cultural History.

He talks to Jesse Mulligan about the history of Zombies and their cultural legacy.