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The Haitian Zombie and Slavery

This course guide supports the course FREN 1880 "The Zombie and the Ghost of Slavery" taught by Dr. Kieran Murphy.

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The topic of zombies in connection to slavery and the relationship to imperialism, colonialism, and cultural hybridity is very much alive in academia. We will delve into a thematic area that is rich with symbolism, from books to articles and museum exhibitions. In this guide, you will explore resources of interest, research skills, types of information (peer-reviewed, Internet), and evaluation tips that will help you with the research project in this course. 


Map of Haiti

Image takes from Encyclopedia Britannica

Zombies and the Enslaved in Academic Books