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Fighting The Forces

Author : Rhonda Wilcox
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Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the essays collected here, contributors examine the series using a variety of techniques and viewpoints. They analyze the social and cultural issues implicit in the series and place it in its literary context, not only by examining its literary influences (from German liebestod to Huckleberry Finn) but also by exploring the series' purposeful literary allusions. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Fighting The Forces

Author : Rhonda V. Wilcox
ISBN : 9780742580015
Genre : Social Science
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Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' In the essays collected here, contributors examine the series using a variety of techniques and viewpoints. They analyze the social and cultural issues implicit in the series and place it in its literary context, not only by examining its literary influences (from German liebestod to Huckleberry Finn) but also by exploring the series' purposeful literary allusions.

Gender In Buffy Die Vampirj Gerin Die Konstruktion Und Rezeption Von Geschlechterrollen Im Amerikanischen Fernsehen Der 90er Jahre

Author : Monica Natale
ISBN : 9783956362033
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Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: This movie was my response to all the horror movies I had ever seen where some girl walks into a dark room and gets killed. So, I decided to make a movie where a blonde girl walks into a dark room and kicks butt instead. [Joss Whedon. Zitiert nach: Early, Frances: Staking Her Claim: Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Transgressive Woman Warrior]. Joss Whedon, der Macher von Buffy the Vampire Slayer bezieht sich hier auf das Rollenstereotyp des weiblichen, meist blonden Opfers im Horrorfilmgenre. Schon die Eingangsszene der ersten Episode von Buffy durchbricht die Zuschauererwartung, als sich in einer nächtlichen, menschenleeren Highschool das vermeintlich hilflose, blonde Mädchen anstatt ihrem männlichen Begleiter zum Opfer zu fallen in einen blutrünstigen Vampir verwandelt. Die Durchbrechung, ja Umkehrung des Stereotyps, wirkt aber allgemeiner gefasst auch insgesamt gegen die literarische und filmische Tradition passiver, hilfloser Heroinen, die sich in der Regel auf die Rettung durch einen maskulinen Charakter verlassen müssen. Whedon, der selbst feministisch geprägt ist und ein Faible für starke Frauenbilder eingesteht, hat sich aber nicht nur zum Ziel gesetzt, ein Rollenmodell für junge Frauen zu schaffen; er möchte auch junge Männer ansprechen: If I can make teenage boys comfortable with a girl who takes charge of a situation without their knowing that s what s happening, it s better than sitting down and selling them on feminism. [Joss Whedon. Zitiert nach: Fudge, Rachel. The Buffy Effect Or, a Tale of Cleavage and Marketing]. Buffy ist mittlerweile von Kulturkritikern als Qualitätsfernsehen anerkannt, das gängige gender-Stereotypen herausfordert. Doch liegt die generierte und vor allem rezipierte Bedeutung wirklich so klar auf der Hand? Schon Joss Whedons Zitat zeigt Widersprüchlichkeiten auf. Ist die Interpretation von Buffy als feministischem Text, der seinen Zuschauern und Zuschauerinnen neue Rollenangebote macht, wirklich angemessen? Wenn Buffy patriarchalisch geprägte Rollenmuster subvertiert, wie und in welchem Ausmaß geschieht dies? Oder ist genau das Gegenteil der Fall und Buffy versinnbildlicht den populärkulturellen girl power-Trend in einer Weise, die den Status quo der vornehmlich männlich dominierten Gesellschaft unter dem Deckmantel (post-)feministischer Verpackung noch zusätzlich stärkt? Handelt es sich bei Buffy letztlich nur um ein für ein männliches Publikum konzipiertes Sexsymbol? Inwiefern werden die [...]

Queer Reading

Author : Manuel Simbürger
ISBN : 9783960914280
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"I think I'm kinda gay.!" In Texten nach homoerotischen Subtexten und Metaphern suchen? Queer Readings macht's möglich - und dieses Buch zeigt wie! Simbürger verbindet in "Queer Reading: Dekonstruktion von Heteronormativität in Buffy the Vampire Slayer" auf verständliche und unterhaltsame Art und Weise diese ganz besondere Methode des Gegen-Lesens mit einer der einflussreichsten Kultserien unserer Zeit: Was bedeutet der Konkurrenzkampf zwischen den Vampiren Spike und Angel wirklich? Was will Buffy uns mit ihrem Outing als Slayer tatsächlich sagen? Und wie ist das mit Willow nochmal genau? Mit einer genauen filmanalytischen Untersuchung aller sieben Staffeln in Verbindung mit Queer Theory sowie philosophisch und literaturwissenschaftlichen Denkrichtungen zeichnet der Autor ein differenziertes Bild von Dekonstruktion und zeigt auf, wieso TV-Serien eine hohe gesellschaftliche Macht zukommt. Nach diesem Buch wird lesen nie mehr dasselbe sein.

Buffy In The Classroom

Author : Jodie A. Kreider
ISBN : 9780786462148
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This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain—and encourage further discussion of—television’s narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.

The Vampire In Folklore History Literature Film And Television

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer And Philosophy

Author : James B. South
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Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.

Music Sound And Silence In Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Author : Paul Gregory Attinello
ISBN : 0754660419
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The intense and continuing popularity of the long-running television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has long been matched by the range and depth of the academic critical response. This volume, the first devoted to the show's imaginative and widely varied use of music, sound and silence, helps to develop an increasingly important and inadequately covered area of research - the many roles of music in contemporary television. Chapters focus on scoring and source music, the title theme, the music production process, the critically acclaimed musical episode (voted number 13 in Channel Four's One Hundred Greatest Musicals), the symbolic and dramatic use of silence, and the popular reception of the show by its international fan base. In keeping with contemporary trends in the study of popular musics, a variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, cultural studies, and media and communication studies, specifically employing critique, musical analysis, industry studies and hermeneutics.

The Vampire Book

Author : J Gordon Melton
ISBN : 9781578593507
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Why Buffy Matters

Author : Rhonda Wilcox
ISBN : 1845110293
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Examines recurring themes and patterns of Buffy the Vampire Hunter, including the hero myth, naming symbolism, Buffy's relationship with Spike, the imagery of light, and redemption, and offers commentary on noteworthy episodes.

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