Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, February 2002. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. Item #229126
For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art. Bad television-predictable, commercial, exploitative-simply yields to the forces. Good television, like the character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fights them. 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. Furthermore, the book explores the extratextual, such as fanfiction and online discussion groups. The book is additionally supplemented by an online journal Slayage (www.slayage.tv), created by the book editors in acknowledgement of the ongoing nature of television art. Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery have written and edited several books and articles exploring the social, literary, and artistic merit of quality television. In addition to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, their work has covered a variety of programs including Twin Peaks, Northern Exposure, The X-Files, and The Sopranos.
With mylar jacket cut to fit (with these 2 hands o' mine) issued without jacket. Gold lettering on spine. Clean & sound, without markings. This fabulous bit of dialogue from 3rd season episode 'Choices' of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is posted on the homepage of Whedon Studies Association, site dedicated to all things Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, & much more creator, Joss Whedon: ' I can't believe you got into Oxford. It's pretty exciting. There's some deep academia there. That's where they make Gileses. I know. I could learn and ... and have scones. — Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 'Choices' (03.19)'