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Żywy trup jako alegoria polityczna
Living Dead as Political Allegory

Author(s): Krzysztof Świrek
Subject(s): Cultural history
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Alegoria polityczna; nieświadomość społeczna; Fredric Jameson; Slavoj Žižek

Summary/Abstract: In this article I will interpret the figure of living dead in terms of political allegory by relating three levels: the level of narration, theory, by which the narration can be decoded, and political situation, a symptom of which this narration is. In this way, I can trace the potential of two realizations of zombie figure in contemporary cinema: firstly, as a consumer, performing automated acts; secondly, as a revolutionary subject – excluded rebel. I treat both of those images as symptoms of radical political desire, its main motives and impasses.

  • Issue Year: 450/2015
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 67-76
  • Page Count: 10