Slayers and Vampires

Slayers and Vampires
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2017-10-05
Editor: Boxtree
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0752266357
Language: en
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In 1997 the first episode of a new show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer aired. It's fair to say that following the critically panned and commercially unsuccessful film of the same name five years previously, expectations were not high. However over the course of 144 episodes and the successful spin-off show, Angel, it produced some of the best and best-loved television of all time. And its creator Joss Whedon's subversive take on supernatural stories has shaped everything from Marvel to Star Wars.Before Buffy, if a girl and a monster went into an alleyway and there was no boy to save her, only the monster came back out. Buffy changed all that.Twenty years on, the story of the girl who saved the universe . . . a lot and the world's most emotionally complicated vampire is told in Slayers and Vampires by the people who were there.TV experts Edward Gross and Mark Altman talked to almost 100 writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, sociologists and stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel in new and vintage interviews from their personal archives, among them: Joss WhedonGuillermo del ToroFelicia DayAnthony Stewart HeadCharisma CarpenterJames MarstersDavid BoreanazAmy AckerJ. August RichardsEliza DushkuChristian KaneJulie BenzAnd More!

Slayers Vampires The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy Angel

Slayers   Vampires  The Complete Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy   Angel
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2017-09-26
Editor: Tor Books
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781250128935
Language: en
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From the bestselling authors of the critically acclaimed two-volume series The Fifty-Year Mission, comes Slayers & Vampires: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy The Vampire Slayer & Angel. Two decades after its groundbreaking debut, millions of fans worldwide remain enthralled with the incredible exploits of Joss Whedon’s Buffy Summers, the slayer and feminist icon who saved the world...a lot; as well as Angel, the tortured vampire with a soul who fought against the apocalyptic forces of evil. Now, go behind-the-scenes of these legendary series that ushered in the new Golden Age of Television, with the candid recollections of writers, creators, executives, programmers, critics and cast members. Together they unveil the oftentimes shocking true story of how a failed motion picture became an acclaimed cult television series, how that show became a pawn between two networks, and the spin-off series that was as engaging as everything that came before. This is the amazing true story of Buffy and the friends, vampires, slayers, and demons who changed television forever. The authors talked to almost 100 writers, producers, directors, filmmakers, sociologists and stars from Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel in new and vintage interviews from their personal archives, among them: Joss Whedon Guillermo del Toro Felicia Day Anthony Stewart Head Charisma Carpenter James Marsters David Boreanaz Amy Acker J. August Richards Eliza Dushku Christian Kane Julie Benz And More! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog
Author: Don Macnaughtan
Release: 2018-05-21
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781476631608
Language: en
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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon's work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings--Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.--to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon's projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.

The American Villain Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics Film and Television

The American Villain  Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics  Film  and Television
Author: Richard A. Hall
Release: 2020-12-02
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781440869884
Language: en
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The American Villain: Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics, Film, and Television seeks to provide one go-to reference for the study of the most popular and iconic villains in American popular culture. Since the 1980s, pop culture has focused on what makes a villain a villain. The Joker, Darth Vader, and Hannibal Lecter have all been placed under the microscope to get to the origins of their villainy. Additionally, such bad guys as Angelus from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows have emphasized the desire for redemption—in even the darkest of villains. Various incarnations of Lucifer/Satan have even gone so far as to explore the very foundations of what we consider "evil." The American Villain: Encyclopedia of Bad Guys in Comics, Film, and Television seeks to collect all of those stories into one comprehensive volume. The volume opens with essays about villains in popular culture, followed by 100 A–Z entries on the most notorious bad guys in film, comics, and more. Sidebars highlight ancillary points of interest, such as authors, creators, and tropes that illuminate the motives of various villains. A glossary of key terms and a bibliography provide students with resources to continue their study of what makes the "baddest" among us so bad. Examines in detail how villains and villainesses have appeared in comics and other media over the decades Shows how villains and villainesses have reflected the fears, anxieties, and hopes of American society at any given period Provides scholarly material that gives readers additional important historical context in five essays Ensures that diverse and obscure villains and villainesses are given equal coverage

Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born

Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born
Author: Evan Ross Katz
Release: 2022-03-15
Editor: Hachette Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780306826702
Language: en
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Explore the history and cultural impact of a groundbreaking television show adored by old and new fans alike: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Over the course of its seven-year run, Buffy the Vampire Slayer cultivated a loyal fandom and featured a strong, complex female lead, at a time when such a character was a rarity. Evan Ross Katz explores the show’s cultural relevance through a book that is part oral history, part celebration, and part memoir of a personal fandom that has universal resonance still, decades later. Katz—with the help of the show’s cast, creators, and crew—reveals that although Buffy contributed to important conversations about gender, sexuality, and feminism, it was not free of internal strife, controversy, and shortcomings. Men—both on screen and off—would taint the show’s reputation as a feminist masterpiece, and changing networks, amongst other factors, would drastically alter the show’s tone. Katz addresses these issues and more, including interviews with stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Charisma Carpenter, Emma Caulfield, Amber Benson, James Marsters, Anthony Stewart Head, Seth Green, Marc Blucas, Nicholas Brendon, Danny Strong, Tom Lenk, Bianca Lawson, Julie Benz, Clare Kramer, K. Todd Freeman, Sharon Ferguson; and writers Douglas Petrie, Jane Espenson, and Drew Z. Greenberg; as well as conversations with Buffy fanatics and friends of the cast including Stacey Abrams, Cynthia Erivo, Lee Pace, Claire Saffitz, Tavi Gevinson, and Selma Blair. Into Every Generation a Slayer Is Born engages with the very notion of fandom, and the ways a show like Buffy can influence not only how we see the world but how we exist within it.

They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog

They Shouldn t Have Killed His Dog
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2022-07-19
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250278449
Language: en
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There have been iconic moments in the action movie genre over the years, but nothing has come close to matching the kinetic, balletic gun-fu of the John Wick films. In They Shouldn’t Have Killed His Dog: The Complete Uncensored Ass-Kicking Oral History of John Wick, Gun-Fu and The New Age of Action, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind the scenes of a franchise that includes three films with more on the way, while exploring the action classics that led to John Wick as well as the films it inspired, like Atomic Blonde. They bring you right into the middle of the action of the John Wick films, detailing how the seemingly impossible was achieved through exclusive interviews with the cast, writers, directors, producers, stuntmen, fight choreographers, cinematographers, studio executives, editors, critics, and more. Together, they break down key action sequences while also providing a look back at the road the action genre has taken that led to John Wick, and a look at the character itself, an anti-hero who carries on the grand tradition of Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name, but with a twist — and a never-ending supply of ammo — while showcasing the enduring appeal of the action movie as well as John Wick’s unique reinvention of the genre.

The Fifty Year Mission The Complete Uncensored Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek The First 25 Years

The Fifty Year Mission  The Complete  Uncensored  Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek  The First 25 Years
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781466872851
Language: en
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This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20 Years of Slaying
Author: Christopher Golden
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781534404151
Language: en
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A special hardcover collector’s edition of the authorized Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides, now with updated content from the cast and crew! As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. From the first vampire staking to the last glimpse of Sunnydale, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a genre-busting hit, attracting millions of fans worldwide. Even now, two decades later, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still plays a role in shaping an entire generation of media. Just in time for the show’s twentieth anniversary, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Watcher’s Guides have been compiled into one hardcover collector’s edition for the first time! Inside, you’ll find all the best content from Volumes 1–3 of the original Watcher’s Guides, as well as exclusive new content, including never-before-seen interviews with the cast and crew.

Sex and the Slayer

Sex and the Slayer
Author: Lorna Jowett
Release: 2005-04-15
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0819567582
Language: en
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The author aims "to demonstrate in this book not how "feminist" or "progressive" the show is but how it represents femininity, masculinity, and gender relations, including sexuality, and how this relates to the context of genre. The book aims to draw out ... patterns of gender representation and to relate these to relevant contexts".--Intro.

Stargate SG 1 In Their Own Words Volume 1

Stargate SG 1  In Their Own Words Volume 1
Author: Edward Gross
Release: 2021-12-21
Editor: Hero Collector
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1858759986
Language: en
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The Stargate SG-1 cast and crew, via new interviews, personal recollections and extensive conversations, tell the story of the fan-favorite series in their own words. Stargate SG-1, which ranks as one of the most popular science-fiction shows in television history, was inspired by the 1994 film Stargate, a blockbuster based on concept of an alien Einstein-Rosen bridge device – known as a Stargate – that facilitates near-instantaneous travel across the cosmos. The show Stargate SG-1 debuted in 1997 as a sequel to the movie and starred Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, and Don S. Davis. The SG-1 team traversed the galaxy and protected Earth from numerous threats for 242 episodes over the course of 10 seasons (1997-2007), as well as in two direct-to-video SG-1 features, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, numerous books, video games and comic books. Further, the show was joined by several spin-offs, including Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, and the prequel web series, Stargate Origins. Stargate SG-1: In Their Own Words Volume 1 delivers an insider’s point of view examining the show’s development, production, writing, visual effects, and more, with comments from all the key actors, producers, writers, and other behind-the-scenes talents who helped bring the series to life.

Secrets of the Force

Secrets of the Force
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781250236883
Language: en
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From the authors of The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All, comes the first and only comprehensive oral history of the Star Wars movie franchise. For the past four decades, no film saga has touched the world in the way that Star Wars has, capturing the imaginations of filmgoers and filmmakers alike. Now, for the first time ever, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, the bestselling authors of The Fifty-Year Mission, are telling the entire story of this blockbuster franchise from the very beginning in a single exhaustive volume. Featuring the commentaries of hundreds of actors and filmmakers involved with and impacted by Star Wars, as well as writers, commentators, critics, executives, authors, film historians, toy experts and many more, Secrets of the Force, will reveal all in Altman and Gross’s critically acclaimed oral history format from the birth of the original film through the latest sequels and the new televisions series.

The Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Release: 2016-11-22
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455565351
Language: en
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 10

Buffy the Vampire Slayer  10
Author: Jordie Bellaire,Joss Whedon
Release: 2019-12-18
Editor: Boom! Studios
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781646680719
Language: en
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A HELLMOUTH TIE-IN! THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF A NEW SLAYER! With Buffy in Hell, someone new has answered the call to save what’s left of Sunnydale. Who is this mysterious new Slayer? And how will the new blood cope with a team made up of a newly empowered witch and a half-human, half-vampire sidekick?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia
Author: Nancy Holder,Lisa Clancy
Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780062659675
Language: en
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A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary. From its debut in 1997, Buffy the Vampire Slayer became a cult hit with legions of devoted viewers and propelled the show’s creator Joss Whedon to stardom. Now, fans can discover Buffy’s world fully with this full-color A-to-Z encyclopedia that catalogs, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags. Packed with content from the television show, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the first companion book that also includes key facts from the official canon comics and its spin-off show Angel—making this comprehensive volume the only truly complete guide to the entire Buffyverse. Lavishly produced and written by Buffy experts, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia is the authoritative source for fans, allowing them to indulge in the intricacies and nuances of the series as never before. With color stills and photography throughout, an eerie cover with special effects, and an incredible design that reflects the show’s aesthetics, this fully authorized companion is a must-have for all Buffy enthusiasts. Buffy the Vampire Slayer TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Nobody Does it Better

Nobody Does it Better
Author: Edward Gross,Mark A. Altman
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Forge Books
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781250300966
Language: en
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The ultimate oral history of the only gentleman secret agent with a license to kill... and thrill...telling the incredible, uncensored true stories of the James Bond franchise and spy mania. For over five decades, the cinematic adventures of James Bond have thrilled moviegoers. Now, bestselling authors Mark A. Altman and Edward Gross take you behind-the-scenes of the most famous and beloved movie franchise of all-time filled with reflections from over 150 cast, crew, critics and filmmakers who reflect on the impact of this legendary movie franchise as well as share their thoughts about their favorite (and least) favorite 007 adventures and spy mania which gripped fans the world over in the wake of the success of the James Bond films. From Russia--with love, course--to Vegas, from below the bright blue waters of the Bahamas in search of a missing nuclear weapon to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, from below the seas in Stromberg’s new Noah's Ark of Atlantis into orbit with Hugo Drax, Nobody Does It Better: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond tells the amazing, true story of the birth of James Bond through the latest remarkable James Bond adventures as well as the Spy mania classics that enthralled the world. It’s Bond and Beyond from the critically acclaimed authors of the bestselling The Fifty-Year Mission and So Say We All. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Slayer Stats

Buffy the Vampire Slayer  Slayer Stats
Author: Steve O'Brien,Simon Guerrier
Release: 2018-05-01
Editor: Insight Editions
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1683830563
Language: en
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Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this humorously illustrated infographic book. This one-of-a-kind infographic guide to all things Buffy blends striking illustrations with a bounty of facts and stats that shed light on just about every aspect of the hit TV show. Full of fun insights and surprising details about the lore, characters, quips, and most legendary episodes, battles, and villains, this refreshing take on the Buffy-verse will delight fans old and new.

Slayer

Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
Release: 2019-01-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781534404977
Language: en
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“Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly A New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller From bestselling author Kiersten White comes the first novel in a series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing her incredible powers that she’s just beginning to understand. Into every generation a Slayer is born… Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina’s life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams… But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

In Every Generation Volume 1

In Every Generation  Volume 1
Author: Kendare Blake
Release: 2022-01-04
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781368075152
Language: en
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The first in an all-new series by New York Times best-selling author Kendare Blake continues the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer featuring the next generation of Scoobies and Slayers who must defeat a powerful new evil. A new Slayer for a new generation... Frankie Rosenberg is passionate about the environment, a sophomore at New Sunnydale High School, and the daughter of the most powerful witch in Sunnydale history. Her mom, Willow, is slowly teaching her magic on the condition that she use it to better the world. But Frankie's happily quiet life is upended when new girl Hailey shows up with news that the annual Slayer convention has been the target of an attack, and all the Slayers—including Buffy, Faith, and Hailey's older sister Vi—might be dead. That means it's time for this generation's Slayer to be born. But being the first ever Slayer-Witch means learning how to wield a stake while trying to control her budding powers. With the help of Hailey, a werewolf named Jake, and a hot but nerdy sage demon, Frankie must become the Slayer, prevent the Hellmouth from opening again, and find out what happened to her Aunt Buffy, before she's next. Get ready for a whole new story within the world of Buffy!

Chosen

Chosen
Author: Kiersten White
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781534405004
Language: en
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A Seventeen Best YA Book of 2020 So Far A Hypable Most Anticipated YA Fantasy Sequel of 2020 “Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on Slayer Nina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers against enemies old and new in this second novel in the New York Times bestselling series from Kiersten White, set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that Nina has turned the Watcher’s Castle into a utopia for hurt and lonely demons, she’s still waiting for the utopia part to kick in. With her sister Artemis gone and only a few people remaining at the castle—including her still-distant mother—Nina has her hands full. Plus, though she gained back her Slayer powers from Leo, they’re not feeling quite right after being held by the seriously evil succubus Eve, a.k.a. fake Watcher’s Council member and Leo’s mom. And while Nina is dealing with the darkness inside, there’s also a new threat on the outside, portended by an odd triangle symbol that seems to be popping up everywhere, in connection with Sean’s demon drug ring as well as someone a bit closer to home. Because one near-apocalypse just isn’t enough, right? The darkness always finds you. And once again, it’s coming for the Slayer.

Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television

Post feminist Impasses in Popular Heroine Television
Author: Alison Horbury
Release: 2015-07-28
Editor: Springer
Pages: 217
ISBN: 9781137511379
Language: en
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Alison Horbury investigates the reprisal of the myth of Persephone - a mother-daughter plot of separation and initiation - in post-feminist television cultures where, she argues, it functions as a symptom expressing a complex around the question of sexual difference - what Lacan calls 'sexuation', where this question has been otherwise foreclosed.