Buffy conquers the academy : conference papers from the 2009/2010 Popular Culture/American Culture Associations /
Buffy Conquers the Academy represents the cusp of pioneering research into a television show that has inspired a wealth of academic study since its cancellation in 2003. As a reflection of the current obsession with all things vampiric, this text offers an alternative perspective on the vampire myth...
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Table of Contents:
- Why does Buffy matter? / Amanda Hobson
- Buffy, Angel, and the complications of the soul: a collaborative perspective on the origin episodes / Dev Kumar Bose and Esther Liberman-Cuenca
- Patriarchy strikes back: power and perception in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Nadine Farghaly
- A layered message of resistance: Buffy, violence, and the double bind / Mona Rocha
- What's at stake?: the use of simulacra to re(construct) identity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Cassie Hemstrom
- Brain vs. brawn: an examination of the use of intelligence and violence by the villains in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- The rage of Willow: malefic witchcraft fantasy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Lisa M. Vetere
- "We're your arch-nemesises.ses": Buffy and the Trio: the americanization of a mythological motif
- Caleb, the First Evil, and "that most precious of all mankind": the notion of goodness / Bonnie Jett Adams
- I date dead people: Buffy, Bella, Sookie, and the lure of the dead boyfriend / Ruth Caillouet
- My first time: theological diversity, the rhetoric of conversion, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Michael Aaron Perry
- More than just a spin-off: the enduring allure of Angel / U. Melissa Anyiwo.