**A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The First Horseman: Disease in Human History by John Aberth
The Plague by Albert Camus
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola by Leonard G. Horowitz
The Stand by Stephen King
The Little Book of Pandemics by Peter Moore
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
The Last Man by Mary Shelley
The Vampyre by John Polidori
**The Living and The Undead
by Gregory Waller

Short Stories/Plays/Poetry

“Dracula: The Vampire Play” by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane
“The Homecoming” by Ray Bradbury
“For the Blood is the Life” by F. Marion Crawford
“Quarantine” by Brian Henry
“Dance of the Dead” by Richard Matheson
“The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
“Fresh Guy” by E.C. Tubb


12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
30 Days of Night
Night of the Living Dead/Dawn of the Dead/Day of the Dead/Land of the Dead/Diary of the Dead
The Last Man On Earth/The Omega Man/I Am Legend
Shaun of the Dead
V for Vendetta

Some critical works to look at:
To Blight With Plague by Barbara Fass Leavy
The Living and The Undead by Gregory A. Waller
Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative by Priscilla Wald

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