Randee Dawn (M), Jay Smith, Andy Campbell, Renee Ritchie, Lori Perkins


Metaphors as popular culture: Why we are having so many zombie and Vampire TV shows
In this panel, we’ll be discussing the abundance of zombie and vampire TV shows and their underlying metaphors for our collective societal fears and anxieties. For example, zombies may symbolize pandemics and the collapse of society, while vampires may embody issues around power, addiction, and mortality. We’ll explore how these metaphors provide insight into our culture and why these creatures have such a strong grip on popular media. Join us for an engaging conversation on the deeper meanings behind these popular tropes.