Given the number of requests for references regarding zombies in the academy, here is a brief bibliography of some of the zombie material that has influenced our thinking and research:
Bishop, K. (2006), ‘Raising the dead: unearthing the nonliterary origins of zombie cinema’, Journal of Popular Film and Television, 33: 4, pp. 196-206.
Bogard, W. (2008), ‘Empire of the living dead’, Mortality, 13: 2, pp. 187-200.
Carr, D. (2009), ‘Textual Analysis, Digital Games, Zombies’, DiGRA Conference 2009, Breaking New Ground: Innovation in Games, Play, Practice and Theory, London: Brunel University, September, 2009, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA).
Comaroff, J. & J. Comaroff (2002), ‘Alien-Nation: Zombies, Immigrants, and Millennial Capitalism’, South Atlantic Quarterly 101: 4, pp. 779-805. http://saq.dukejournals.org/cgi/reprint/101/4/779.pdf.
Gunn, J. and S. Treat (2005), ‘Zombie Trouble: A Propaedeutic on Ideological Subjectification and the Unconscious’, Quarterly Journal of Speech 91: 2, pp. 144-174.
Larsen, L. (2010), ‘Zombies of Immaterial Labor: the Modern Monster and the Death of Death’, e-flux journal, 15 (http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/131).
Lauro, S. J. and K. Embry (2008), ‘A Zombie Manifesto: The Nonhuman Condition in the Era of Advanced Capitalism’, boundary 2 35: 1, pp. 85-108.
Loudermilk, A. (2003), ‘Eating “Dawn” in the Dark : Zombie desire and commodified identity in George A. Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead”‘, Journal of Consumer Culture, 3: 1, pp. 83-108.
McNally, D. (2011), Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires and Global Capitalism, Boston: Brill.
Moreman, C. M. (2010), ‘Dharma of the Living Dead: A Meditation on the Meaning of the Hollywood Zombie’, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 39: 2, pp. 263-281.
Newitz, A. (2006), Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture, Durham: Duke University Press.
Paffenroth, K. (2006), Gospel of the Living Dead: George Romero’s Visions of Hell on Earth, Waco: Baylor University Press.
Peake, B. (2010), ‘He is Dead, and He is Continuing to Die: A Feminist Psycho-Semiotic Reflection on Men’s Embodiment of Metaphor in a Toronto Zombie Walk’, Journal of Contemporary Anthropology, 1: 1. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jca/vol1/iss1/4.
Peck, J. (2010), ‘Zombie neoliberalism and the ambidextrous state’, Theoretical Criminology, 14: 1, pp. 104-110.
Stommel, J. (2007), ‘“Pity poor flesh”: terrible bodies in the films of Carpenter, Cronenberg, and Romero’, Bright Lights Film Journal,56. http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/56/.
Stommel, J. (2009), ‘The dead things we already are: pod people, body snatching, and the horrors of business as usual’, Bright Lights Film Journal, 66. http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/66/66deadthings.php.
Stratton, J. (2011), ‘The Trouble with Zombies: Bare Life, Muselmänner and Displaced People’, Somatechnics, 1, pp. 188-208.
Shaviro, S. (2002), ‘Capitalist Monsters’, Historical Materialism, 10: 4, pp. 281-290.
Webb, J. and S. Byrnand ( 2008 ), ‘Some Kind of Virus: The Zombie as Body and as Trope’, Body and Society 14: 2, pp. 83-98.
Weed, C. M. (2009), The Zombie Manifesto: The Marxist Revolutions in George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead, Baylor University.
And here are a few more on the contemporary uni:
Aspromourgos, T. (2012), ‘The managerialist university: an economic interpretation’, Australian Universities’ Review, 54: 2, pp. 44-49.
Avis, J. (2003), ‘Re-thinking trust in a performative culture: the case of education’, Journal of Education Policy, 18: 3, pp. 315-332.
Ball, S. (2004), ‘Performativities and fabrications in the education economy: towards the performative society’, in S. Ball (ed.), The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Sociology of Education, London: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 143-155.
Benavot, A. (2012), ‘Policies toward quality education and student learning: constructing a critical perspective’, Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 25: 1, pp. 67-77.
Bode, K. and Dale, L. (2012), ‘“Bullshit”? An Australian Perspective; or, What can an Organisational Change Impact Statement tell us about Higher Education in Australia?’ Australian Humanities Review, 53, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November-2012/bode&dale.html.
Boden, R. and Epstein, D. (2011), ‘A flat earth society? Imagining academic freedom’, The Sociological Review, 59: 3, pp. 476-495.
Botting, F. (1997), ‘Culture and Excellence’, Cultural Values, 1: 2, pp. 139-158.
Brown, P. Lauder, H., and Ashton, D. (2011), The Global Auction: The Broken Promises of Education, Jobs, and Incomes, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Bruno, I. and Newfield, C. (2010), ‘Can the Cognitariat Speak?’, e-flux journal, 14, http://www.e-flux.com/journal/can-the-cognitariat-speak/.
Burrows, R. (2012), ‘Living with the H-Index? Metrics, Markets and Affect in the Contemporary Academy’, Sociological Review, forthcoming, http://goldsmiths.academia.edu/RogerBurrows/Papers/833930.
Carter, C. (2008), Rhetoric and Resistance in the Corporate Academy, Cresskill: Hampton Press.
Chiapello, E., and Fairclough, N. (2002), ‘Understanding the new management ideology: a transdisciplinary contribution from critical discourse analysis and new sociology of capitalism’, Discourse and Society, 13: 2, pp. 185-208.
Collini, S. (2003), ‘HiEdBiz: The Future of Higher Education’, London Review of Books, 25: 21, pp. 3-9, http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n21/stefan-collini/hiedbiz.
Collini, S. (2012), What Are Universities For?, London: Penguin.
Cottom, D. (2003), Why Education is Useless, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Darbyshire, P. (2008), ‘“Never mind the quality, feel the width”: The nonsense of “quality”, “excellence”, and “audit” in education, health and research’, Collegian, 15: 1, pp. 35-41.
Donoghue, F. (2008), The Last Professors: The Twilight of the Humanities in the Corporate University, New York: Fordham University Press.
Dyer-Witheford N. (2005), ‘Cognitive Capitalism and the Contested Campus’, European Journal of Higher Arts Education, 2, pp. 71-93. http://kurator.org/media/uploads/publications/DB02/DyerWitheford.pdf
Evans, M. (2004), Killing Thinking: The Death of the Universities, London: Continuum.
Gill, R. (2009), ‘Breaking the silence: The hidden injuries of neo-liberal academia’, in R. Flood and R. Gill (eds.), Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections, London: Routledge, http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/cmci/people/papers/gill/silence.pdf.
Ginsberg, B. (2011), The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gombrich, R.F. (2000), ‘British Higher Education Policy in the last Twenty Years: The Murder of a Profession’, Tokyo University Graduate Institute of Policy Studies, http://www.atm.damtp.cam.ac.uk/people/mem/papers/LHCE/uk-higher-education.html.
Graham, G. (2002), Universities: The Recovery of an Idea, Charlottesville: Imprint Academic.
Graves, N., Barnett, A., and Clarke, P. (2011), ‘Funding grant proposals for scientific research: retrospective analysis of scores by members of grant review panel’, British Medical Journal, 343: d4797.
Gregg, M. (2010), ‘Working with affect in the corporate university’, in M. Liljeström and S. Paasonen (eds.), Disturbing Differences: Working with Affect in Feminist Readings, London: Routledge, http://usyd.academia.edu/MelissaGregg/Papers/709309/.
Hall, R., and Stahl, B. (2012), ‘Against Commodification: The University, Cognitive Capitalism and Emergent Technologies’, tripleC, 10: 2, pp. 184-202, http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/378/358.
Harding, A., Scott, A., Laske, S. and Burtscher, C. (eds.) (2007), Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, regional development and the knowledge economy, Aldershot: Ashgate.
Hicks, D. (2012), ‘Performance-based university research funding systems’ Research Policy, 41, pp. 251-261.
Holmwood, J. (2010), ‘Sociology’s misfortune: disciplines, interdisciplinarity and the impact of audit culture’, British Journal of Sociology, 61: 4, pp. 639-658.
Kenny, M. (2013), ‘The Rise of “The Market” in Political Thinking about Universities’, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, 18: 1, pp. 7-23.
Kenway, J., Bullen, E. and Robb, S. (2004), ‘The knowledge economy, the techno-preneur and the problematic future of the university’, Policy Futures in Education, 2: 2 pp. 330–349. http://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30013053/bullen-knowledgeeconomythetechno-2004.pdf.
Knouf, N. (2010), ‘Whither the Libidinal University?’, Canadian Journal of Media Studies, 7: 1, http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/issues/07-01/WhitherTheLibidinalUniversityRevised20100524.pdf.
Krause, M., Nolan, M., Palm, M., and Ross, A. (eds.) (2008), The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace, Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
Lim, M. and Svensson, P. (2007), ‘The Embedded Critic: Marketing Education in the Future of the University’, Critical Management Studies Conference 5, The Civic University and the Future of Management Education: Business School Models and Futures, 11-13 July, University of Manchester Business School, Manchester, U.K., http://www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2007/proceedings/thecivicuniversity/lim.pdf.
Lock, G. and Martins, H. (2011), ‘Quantified Control and the Mass Production of “Psychotic Citizens.”’, EspacesTemps.net, http://espacestemps.net/document8555.html.
Lorenz, C. (2012), ‘If You’re So Smart, Why Are You under Surveillance? Universities, Neoliberalism, and New Public Management’, Critical Inquiry, 38: 3, pp. 599-629.
MacLaren, I. (2012), ‘The contradictions of policy and practice: creativity in higher education’, London Review of Education, 10: 2, pp. 159-172.
Marginson, S. (2012), ‘The impossibility of capitalist markets in higher education’, Journal of Education Policy, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02680939.2012.747109.
Mautner, G. (2005), ‘The Entrepreneurial University: A discursive profile of a higher education buzzword’, Critical Discourse Studies, 2: 2, pp. 95-120.
Moten, F. and Harney, S. (2004), ‘The University and the Undercommons: Seven Theses’, Social Text 79, 22: 2, pp. 101-115.
Naidoo, R. and Jamieson, I. (2005), ‘Empowering Participants or Corroding Learning? Towards a research agenda on the impact of student consumerism in higher education’, Journal of Education Policy, 20: 3, pp. 267-281.
Newfield, C. (2008), Unmaking the Public University: the Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Radice, H. (2008), ‘Life after death? The Soviet system in British higher education’, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 3: 2, pp. 99-120.
Redden, G. (2008), ‘From RAE to ERA: research evaluation at work in the corporate university’, Australian Humanities Review, 45, http://www.australianhumanitiesreview.org/archive/Issue-November-2008/redden.html.
Redden, G. (2008), ‘Publish and Flourish, or Perish: RAE, ERA, RQF, and Other Acronyms for Infinite Human Resourcefulness’, M/C Journal, 11: 4, http://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/viewArticle/44.
Reid, I. (2009), ‘Auditors of the managerial university: neo-liberal business advisers or paternal controllers?’, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 7: 3, pp. 337-355.
Reid, I. (2009),‘The contradictory managerialism of university quality assurance’, Journal of Education Policy, 24: 5, pp. 575-593.
Ruth, D. (2008), ‘Being an academic: authorship, authenticity and authority’, London Review of Education, 6: 2, pp. 99-109.
Ruth, D. (2010), ‘Monoculture on the intellectual landscape: research performance evaluation’, London Review of Education, 8: 2, pp. 141-151.
Ryan, S. (2012), ‘Academic zombies: a failure of resistance or a means of survival?’, Australian Universities’ Review, 54: 2, pp. 3-11.
Ryan, S., Guthrie, J. and Neumann, R. (2008), ‘The Case of Australian Higher Education: Performance, Markets and Government Control’, in C. Mazza, P. Quattrone and A. Riccaboni (eds.), European Universities in Transition: Issues, Models and Cases, London: Edward Elgar, pp. 171-187.
Schlesinger, P. (2013), ‘Expertise, the academy and the governance of cultural policy’, Media, Culture and Society 35: 1, pp. 27-35. http://mcs.sagepub.com/content/35/1/27.full.pdf+html.
Shore, C. (2008), ‘Audit culture and Illiberal Governance: Universities and the Politics of Accountability’, Anthropological Theory, 8: 3, pp. 278-299.
Shore, C. (2010), ‘Beyond the multiversity: neoliberalism and the rise of the schizophrenic university’, Social anthropology/Anthropologie sociale, 18: 1, pp. 15-29.
Shore, C. and Wright, S. (1999), ‘Audit culture and anthropology: neo-liberalism in British higher education’, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 5: 4, pp. 557-573.
SIGJ2 Writing Collective (2012), ‘What Can We Do? The Challenge of Being New Academics in Neoliberal Universities’, Antipode, 0:0, pp. 1-4, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-8330.2012.01011.x/full.
Sousa, C., de Nijs, W., and Hendriks, P. (2010), ‘Secrets of the beehive: Performance management in university research organizations’, Human Relations 63: 9, pp. 1439-1460.
Slaughter, S. and Leslie, L. (1997), Academic Capitalism: Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Stevens, R. (2004), University to Uni: The Politics of Higher Education in England since 1944, London: Politico’s.
Strathern, M. (2000), ‘The Tyranny of Transparency’, British Educational Research Journal, 26: 3, pp. 309-321.
Thornton, M. (2004), ‘Corrosive Leadership (Or Bullying by Another Name): A Corollary of the Corporatised Academy?’, Australian Journal of Labour Law, 17: 2, pp. 161-184, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/ALRS/1994/1.html.
Tribe, Keith (2004), ‘Educational economies’, Economy and Society, 33: 4, pp. 605-620.
Varsamopoulou, E. (2013), ‘The Fate of the Humanities, the Fate of the University’, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10848770.2013.748121.
Vidovich, L. and Currie, J. (2011), ‘Governance and trust in higher education’, Studies in Higher Education, 36: 1, pp. 43-56.
Veblen, T (1918), The Higher Learning in America; a memorandum on the conduct of universities by business men, http://www.elegant-technology.com/resource/HI_LEARN.PDF.
Waters, L. (2004), Enemies of Promise: publishing, perishing, and the eclipse of scholarship, Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press.
Winter, R. (1995), ‘The University of Life plc: the “Industrialisation” of Higher Education’, in J. Smyth (ed.), Academic Work: The Changing Labour Process in Higher Education, Buckingham: Society for Research into Higher Education and Open University Press, pp. 129-143.
Wolf, A. (2002), Does Education Matter? Myths about Education and Economic Growth, London: Penguin.
Wood, F. (2010), ‘Occult innovations in higher education: corporate magic and the mysteries of managerialism’, Prometheus, 28: 3, pp. 227-244.
Young, S., Peetz, D. and Marais, M. (2011), ‘The Impact of Journal Ranking Fetishism on Australian Policy-related Research.’ Australian Universities’ Review, 53: 2, pp. 77-87, http://www.nteu.org.au/library/view/id/1827.
Založnik, P. and Gaspard, J. (2011), ‘Social Scientists and the European Neoliberal University: Tensions in Conceptualisations of the Public Role of Universities’, in I. Trivundža, N. Carpentier, H. Nieminen, P. Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, R. Kilborn, E. Sundin and T. Olsson (eds.), Critical Perspectives on the European Mediasphere. The intellectual work of the 2011 ECREA European media and communication doctoral summer school, Ljubljana: Hermina Krajnc, pp. 203-215, https://dipot.ulb.ac.be/dspace/bitstream/2013/99866/1/edited_chapter.pdf.
Also, check out this Open University bibliography, this special issue of Social Text, this special issue of symplokē, this issue of ephemera, as well as this one, this special issue of Social Anthropology, the more recent debate about academic capitalism in the same journal, the papers in this section of Feminist Review, the special section on academic labour in this volume of the International Journal of Communication, and any issue of edu-factory or Workplace.
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