The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality by Emily Dial-Driver | 9780786437993 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality

The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality

by Emily Dial-Driver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786437995

ISBN-13: 9780786437993

Pub. Date: 06/10/2008

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Seemingly the most fantastical of television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer proves on close examination to be firmly rooted in real-world concerns. In this collection of critical essays, 15 authors from several disciplines, including literature, the visual arts, theatre, philosophy, and political science, study ways in which Buffy illuminates viewers' real-life

Overview

Seemingly the most fantastical of television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer proves on close examination to be firmly rooted in real-world concerns. In this collection of critical essays, 15 authors from several disciplines, including literature, the visual arts, theatre, philosophy, and political science, study ways in which Buffy illuminates viewers' real-life experiences.

Topics include the series' complicated portrayals of the relationship between soul, morality, and identity; whether Buffy can truly be described as a feminist icon; stereotypes of Native Americans in the episode "Pangs"; the role of signs in the interaction between Buffy's aesthetics and audience; and the problem of power and underhanded politics in the Buffy universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437993
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
06/10/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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