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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Other Authors: Anyiwo, U. Melissa., Szatek, Karoline.
Format: eBook
Published: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2013.
Online Access:CONNECT
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.