Reading Joss Whedon (Television and Popular Culture series). Rhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson, David Lavery.

Reading Joss Whedon (Television and Popular Culture series)

Syracuse University Press, May 2014. First American. Cloth. Used - Very Good / No Jacket As Issued. Item #230818
ISBN: 0815633645

In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Much Ado About Nothing, from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Avengers, the works of Whedon have been the focus of increasing academic attention. This collection of articles represents some of the best work covering a wide array of topics that clarify Whedon's importance, including considerations of narrative and visual techniques, myth construction, symbolism, gender, heroism, and the business side of television. The editors argue that Whedon's work is of both social and aesthetic significance; that he creates "canonical television." He is a master of his artistic medium and has managed this success on broadcast networks rather than on cable.

From the focus on a single episode to the exploration of an entire season, from the discussion of a particular narrative technique to a recounting of the history of Whedon studies, this collection will both entertain and educate those exploring Whedon scholarship for the first time and those planning to teach a course on his works.


First/first. Stated, 'First Edition 2014' followed by complete number line: '14 15 16 17 18 19 6 5 4 3 2 1'. Small quarto (10 & 1/4 inch x 7 & 1/4 inch); With no dustjacket as published. Ocean blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. Mild bumping of the four (fore-edge) corners. Clean, unmarked. Tight binding.

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