Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster: The Rise of Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty to Dead Snow

None at Berg'n

Wed, Feb 15 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90 minutes


In this Olio, we will explore the trope of Nazi Zombies, a bizarre character type that keeps resurfacing in pop culture. From CALL OF DUTY to DEAD SNOW. We will examine the sociological roots of this pseudo-archetype and consider how its meaning has changed over time. Reanimated S.S. soldiers have become a staple of the subgenre, appearing in video games, comic books and horror films from around the world.

Participants will observe how the character type is used in pulp culture and connects to idealized American versions of justice and evil. We’ll look at the ways Nazi Zombies are similar to and different from history’s other mythical monsters. We will contemplate the appeal of this politicized ghoul, unpacking its layers and considering how we use fantastic alternate-history to understand of the past. Featuring rare video footage not available on Netflix of Hulu.

Teacher: Kevin Maher
Venue: Berg'n
Add to Calendar Feb. 15, 20177:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2017 America/New_York Think Olio | Creating the Myth of a Perfect Monster: The Rise of Nazi Zombies from Call of Duty to Dead Snow None

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