Reading Joss Whedon. Rhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson, David Lavery.

Reading Joss Whedon

Syracuse University Press, March 2014. First Edition. Paper Back. Used - Acceptable. Item #234318
ISBN: 0815610386

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.


Quarto, (7' x 10'); Paperback original. Stated, 'First Edition, 2014' with number string, '14 15 16 17 18 19 6 5 4 3 2 1 '. Unfortunately there is an unfortunate, enormous coffee stain across a three inch length of the textblock edge and disfiguring every page from 39 through 461 & the back cover. Mostly the stain only effects the fore-edge and does not spread into the text, but on the previously mention page 39 & the next 4 pages the stains bleed across the entire middle section of the pages right down to the gutter. The only saving factor is the stain is light enough every word is as readable as ever if one does not mind the way it looks. A 'reading' copy in every negative sense that term sometimes contains. A shame too, because this book is a delight for true blue Buffy the Vampire fans all over the world, and least we forget: Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, the Cabin and the Woods, The Avengers, and all things Joss with coffee spilled in his lap.

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