‘Zombie’ translation book authored by Ashland professor – Richland Source

ASHLAND Dr. Richard Gray, associate professor of foreign languages at Ashland University, has published a book translation titled Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead (University Press of Florida 2017).

According to Gray, this book is a translation of forensic pathologist Philippe Charliers scientific investigation of zombie culture and Haitian Vodou called Zombis. Enqute sur les morts-vivants (Tallandier 2015).

Appearing on numerous radio and television programs in France, Dr. Charlier is a renowned expert in forensic science throughout Europe. He is arguably most famous for his 2012 pathological examination of the embalmed heart of King Richard the Lionheart.

With the July 2017 death of George Romero, father of the zombie film culture, an understanding of the real Haitian zombie has become increasingly more important.

In addition to 19 chapters in which Charlier explores the zombie phenomenon in Haiti ‘avec son double regard de mdecin lgiste et danthropologue’ with his dual perspective as a forensic pathologist and as an anthropologist,’ my translation of his work includes an authors preface written by Charlier himself, Translators Notes, a Glossary of Haitian Crole terminology, and a Translators Afterword, Gray said. This book will be of interest both to scholars of Francophone Studies as well as to professionals in the field of forensic science.

On Oct. 25, 2017, at 7 p.m., Gray will present a talk on his book in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. The talk is free and open to the public.

Gray said the book is available through online bookstores and additional information on the content of this book is posted on the University Press of Florida website at http://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813054575.

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