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Liverpool University Press
Science Fiction Film and Television
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This article explores the use of zombie imagery in two sf narratives created by Joss Whedon: Firefly (US 2002–3), Serenity (US 2005) and Dollhouse (US 2009–10). The translation of the zombie from its traditional horror-movie context to the far-future space opera of Firefly/Serenity and the near-future cyberpunk of Dollhouse reveals the zombie's allegorisation of the consequences of biopolitical governmentality and neoliberal capitalism. In both series zombies function as a figure for both the dehumanisation caused by state and market forces and the possibility of Utopian resistance to these forces.
Canavan, Gerry, "Fighting a War You've Already Lost: Zombies and Zombis in Firefly/Serenity and Dollhouse" (2011). English Faculty Research and Publications. 166.
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