Authors Edward Comentale and Aaron Jaffe will infect the campuses of Indiana University and the University of Louisville with several events related to their new book The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center.
The activities begin at the University of Louisville with Zombie Week 2014: Week of the Living Dead, which takes place October 27 through November 1. Organized by U of L professor Aaron Jaffe and co-sponsored by the Honors Student Council, the SAB Film Committee, and the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities, this week-long event celebrates zombie culture and the publication of Comentale's and Jaffe's new book.
Free zombie movie screenings are scheduled throughout the week and include [REC] on October 27, Zombie on October 28, Return of the Living Dead on October 31, and a double-feature of Shaun of the Dead and Dawn of the Dead on November 1. All showings take place at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m at the Floyd Theater.
The highlight of Zombie Week will be the Day of the Zombie events on October 30. A zombie make-up station will open at 3 p.m. in Threlkeld Hall. At 4 p.m., Comentale and Jaffe will present a zombie FAQ about The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center in the Chao Auditorium. Books will be sold at the event, and the authors will be availalbe to sign copies. After the book talk, there will be a zombie walk starting at 5 p.m. from Grawemeyer Hall to the Red Barn, with a cookout and zombie costume contest following at 5:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with an outdoor showing of the zombie film classic Night of the Living Dead at 7 p.m.
On the IU campus, Comentale will present an undergraduate fireside talk about his book October 29 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the Hutton Honors College Great Room. IU students can register for this event by emailing Becca Creath at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the lecture, Comentale will be one of three judges for the NIghtmare on Union Street costume competition, which begins at 11 p.m. at the Union Street Center Auditorium.
Learn more about The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Center in this podcast with Cometale and Jaffe: