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No More Room in Hell: Utopian Moments in the Dystopia of '28 Days Later'

Petzold, Jochen and Heinze, Rüdiger (2007) No More Room in Hell: Utopian Moments in the Dystopia of '28 Days Later'. Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik : ZAA 55 (1), pp. 53-68.

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Abstract

Focusing on the zombie-film 28 Days Later (Danny Boyle) may at first sight seem an odd choice in the context of utopian writing, but links to utopia can in fact be drawn on various levels. Zombies, like utopia itself, can function as a means to comment on or criticize present society; the creation of zombies in 28 Days Later is linked to an utopian ideal, the elimination of rage; and the film can ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2007
Additional Information (public):Special Issue "The Disappearance of Utopia?" (ed. by Heinze, Rüdiger/Petzold, Jochen)
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik > Lehrstuhl für Anglistik (Prof. Dr. Anna-Julia Zwierlein)
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature > 820 English & Old English literatures
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Item ID:24742
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