Oct. 15: Difficult Dialogues hosts screening of ‘The Walking Dead,’ episode one; conversation to follow

  • Monday October 15 at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons


This event is part of the Difficult Dialogue Symposia The End of Things / death, extinction, renewal within the Higgins School of Humanities.

The screening will be followed by a conversation café facilitated by Jason Zelesky & Emma Craig.

AMC’s critically acclaimed original series, The Walking Dead, focuses on human existence in a post-apocalyptic landscape “shared” by the living and the undead. The premiere episode introduces the audience to a newly constructed world where the living must somehow learn to reframe their understanding of love, faith, optimism and the purpose of being alive. As we consider The End of Things throughout the semester, this provocative television series grapples with the uncertainty and frailty of human life.

Jason Zelesky, associate dean of students, will introduce a screening of the first episode of season one, “Days Gone Bye,” and help facilitate a post-viewing conversation café about the questions it raises for us.