Here's a collection of four interesting articles about zombie fiction available on the web. Some are analytical, some are historical. All shed some light on zombie fiction and the evolution of the genre
by Joe Fassler
From The Atlantic, October 2011. Might spark a bit of debate because it includes Justin Cronin's The Passage. Interesting commentary on the initial reception of that novel.Realistic stories once dominated American literature, but now writers are embracing the fantastical. What happened?
The State of Zombie Literature: An Autopsy
By Terrence Rafferty
This article was published August 5th, 2011 in the New York Times "Sunday Book Review" section. Too bad he was wrong. Zombie fiction seems to be alive and well.The thing about these newly empowered 21st-century zombies is that they keep coming at you, relentlessly, wave upon wave of necrotic, mindlessly voracious semi-beings.
By Mark McGurl
This solid evaluation of three different books was published originally in N+1 magazine's issue 9. Republished on the web July 1, 2013. It begins as a book review, ends with a thorough history.Critics have been worrying about the death of the novel for decades, and the publication of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unlikely to change that.
Zombie Love: Chewing on the Entrails of Genre
Published at The Werewolf on June 11, 2013. A little heady, a little ramble-ish, but interesting nonetheless.I want to consider contemporary Horror through the seemingly vacant, unblinking eyes of one particular subspecies: Zombie narratives.