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  • Writer's pictureNora Naeve

Beyond Human: Grievability of the Posthuman in "Shaun of the Dead"

When does life become grievable? When do we regard someone's life as a life that matters? Who is included in our definition of the 'human'? And where is the line between the human and the non-human or the posthuman? In this episode of Beyond Human we try to answer these questions by looking at the movie 'Shaun of the Dead'.


  • Braidotti, Rosi (2019). Posthuman Knowledge. Cambridge: Polity Press.

  • Butler, Judith (2016). Frames of war: When is life grievable?. Verso Books.

  • Decker, Lindsey (2016). Transnational Cinemas. British cinema is undead: American horror, British comedy and generic hybridity in Shaun of the Dead.

  • Wright, Edgar (2004). Shaun of the dead. Available at:

Music Credits

Intro music by sfxvalley.

The paranormal is real by Leonell Cassio.

Cover picture by Amr Abbas.

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