The Ontopolitics of Disaster in Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend
The so-called Darkseekers in Francis Lawrence's I Am Legend from 2007 cannot be categorized as regular zombies. Nevertheless, the movie unfolds in what I suggest calling a zombified space: a social space divided into two kinds of human beings with unequal ontological and legal status. Based on Judith Butler and Charles Taylor, the article explores the ontological interpretation going on in the movie – a kind of sovereign decision, typical for modern disaster movies, that draws a line around the political community and decides who is cast outside the social contract's circle of concern.
Hazardous Future: Disaster, Representation and the Assessment of Risk, 2015, p. 205-222
katastrofefiktion; zombie; Carl Schmitt; retfærdighed; Faculty of Humanities