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Austin Peay State University literature class explores the illuminating history of zombies in popular culture

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This fall, Dr. Marisa Sikes, Austin Peay State University (APSU) assistant professor of languages and literature, is looking at cultural significance of the undead in her class “Zombies in Popular Film and Literature.”

The course examines the origins of these fictional creatures in the form of the early 20th Century Haitian zonbi on to the Americanized zombie, which has its roots in contagion-based apocalypse fiction.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 23rd, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Zombie 5k Chase Race, Youth Basketball League, Fright on Franklin and Fort Defiance Haunting.

Halloween at Fort Defiance set for Friday, October 28th.

Halloween at Fort Defiance set for Friday, October 28th.

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation Report for October 16th, 2016

 

Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include: Fort Defiance Haunting, Youth Basketball League, Fright on Franklin and Zombie 5k Chase Race.

Fright on Franklin

Fright on Franklin

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APSU professors Antonio and Amy Thompson publish “But if a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur…,” a scholarly book on zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The decaying, dangerous world of mega-popular television show and comic series “The Walking Dead” is not real and will never be our reality.

But if zombies did start shambling down our real world streets, it wouldn’t be the worst idea if we had a plan.

Taking advantage of a unique overlapping of both personal and professional interests, Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, recently completed work on a new academic book, titled “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications.”

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

Dr. Antonio Thompson and Dr. Amy Thompson are spreading the word about the new scholarly book they are co-editing, “The Real World Implications of a Zombie Apocalypse.” (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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Clarksville Zombie Hunters, “A Zombie Paintball Hayride Experience”

 

Clarksville Zombie HuntersCunningham, TN – We are pleased to announce the newest, most exciting attraction to come to the Clarksville area.

Clarksville Zombie Hunters is a haunted hayride styled attraction opening September 25th – November 2nd, 2014, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night at dark.

Patrons ride on a trailer through the zombie infested woods and hunt down the walking dead with turret-mounted paintball guns.

Zombie Assault Trailer

Zombie Assault Trailer

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Austin Peay State University’s new Spanish Class tackles Vampires and Zombies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The last few years have been rough for Spain. The unemployment rate is close to 30 percent, which has led to daily protests and civil unrest in that European nation. For some scholars, this turmoil helps explain the sudden popularity of vampire and zombie literature in that country.

“Spain is in shambles,” Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo, Austin Peay State University associate professor of Spanish, said. “From 2008, the world crisis has hit them hard. When you read a novel from Spain about a zombie apocalypse, it makes you feel like this is happening. You feel the same destruction of society in every aspect.”

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

APSU associate professor Dr. Osvaldo Di Paolo.

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Clarksville’s Red River Sirens’ Zombie Guts and Glory 5k Fun Run

 

Red River SirensClarksville, TN – Clarksville Roller Derby’s team the Red River Sirens held their first annual Zombie 5k ‘Guts & Glory’ run on Saturday, June 15th.

The day featured zombie themed 5k race and 1 mile kids fun run.  Both zombies and survivors were well represented.

Zombies chased the survivors and attempted to snatch flag football style flags in order to infect them. Most did not make it.

Clarksville Police Officer Sgt. Steve Warren who was on hand at representing the undead boys in blue chases after some of the survivors

Clarksville Police Officer Sgt. Steve Warren who was on hand at representing the undead boys in blue chases after some of the survivors

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Austin Peay State University professors to publish scholarly book on zombies

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. Antonio Thompson, Austin Peay State University associate professor of history, sat in his office after final exams last December, contemplating the moral implications of killing a zombie.

“If it’s caused by a virus, then theoretically it could be cured,” he said. “So what’s your legal obligation to zombies? Are they humans, monsters, animals?”

His wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, was more concerned with how the undead came to take over the world.

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, discuss the zombie apocalypse with APSU students dressed as zombies. The students include Richard Borges, Kylee Dick, Amanda Gruver, Raistlin Delisle, Maja Paro, Eric Roberts, and Dustin Waters. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

APSU associate professor of history Dr. Antonio Thompson and his wife, APSU associate professor of biology Dr. Amy Thompson, discuss the zombie apocalypse with APSU students dressed as zombies. The students include Richard Borges, Kylee Dick, Amanda Gruver, Raistlin Delisle, Maja Paro, Eric Roberts, and Dustin Waters. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU staff)

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