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WORMS!: Parasites, Disease, and the Threat of What We Can’t See

This stand-alone podcast is a short discussion of Ariel Schulman’s and Henry Joost’s 2016 epidemic horror film Viral. The film stars Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies), Sofia Black D’Elia (Project Almanac), and Travis Tope (The Town That Dreaded Sundown [2014]) and follows two sisters’ attempt to survive both the impending apocalypse and lethal military intervention. This podcast looks at how this specific kind of epidemic horror functions in the broader landscape of the genre, and what the possible significance is for specific types of disease vectors in cinema.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 5)

The final installment for this blog series wraps up my discussion of Portrait of a Zombie and covers zombies, gender, and hermeneutical phenomenology.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 4)

This installment covers haunting as a contagion and begins my discussion of Bing Bailey’s 2012 film Portrait of a Zombie.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 3)

This installment discusses gender identity, Irish folklore, and formal experimentation in The Drowning Girl.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 2)

This installment delves into the intersections of gender and sexuality in The Drowning Girl. Further this installment analyses where gender and sexuality intersect with mental illness and haunting in The Drowning Girl.

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Where Ireland, Decolonialism, and Weird Fiction Meet (Pt. 1)

This installment previews the concepts and ideas to be explored in this blog series, and critically addresses constructions of monolithic identities, especially problematic notion of a singular, normative, Irish identity.

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