Carl Swanson

Ph.D Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant
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Carl Swanson is a Ph.D. student in the Dept. of Film and Media Studies. He earned a B.L.S. with concentrations in English and Philosophy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2010 and an M.A. in English from Saint Louis University in 2013. 

Academic Interests

Popular genres, film aesthetics, theory and criticism, horror studies


Swanson, C. J. (2014). "The only metaphor left": Colson Whitehead's Zone One and zombie narrative form. Genre, 47(3), 379-405

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