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Buffy in the classroom : essays on teaching with the vampire slayer

Author: Jodie A Kreider; Meghan K Winchell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
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"This collection combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught in international classrooms. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain and encourage discussion of television's narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jodie A Kreider; Meghan K Winchell
ISBN: 9780786459643 0786459646
OCLC Number: 630498273
Description: x, 221 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: let's have a lesson then / Jodie A. Kreider and Meghan K. Winchell --
To spoil or not to spoil: teaching television's narrative complexity / David Kociemba --
Have you tried not being a slayer? performing Buffy fandom in the classroom / Jason Lawton Winslade --
And the myth becomes flesh / Tanya R. Cochran --
Round up the usable suspects: archetypal characters in the study of popular culture / Barry Morris --
Heroism on the Hellmouth: teaching morality through Buffy / K. Dale Koontz --
Whedon takes "the scary" out of feminism / Meghan K. Winchell --
Buffy goes to college: identity and the series-based seminar course / Rod Romesburg --
Ethics homework from the Hellmouth: Buffy stakes her claim in the first-year composition classroom / Keith Fudge --
College isn't just job training and parties: stimulating critical thinking with "the freshman" / Melissa C. Johnson --
Can't even shout, can't even cry but you can learn! non-verbal communication and "hush" / Brian Cogan --
Show, don't tell: teaching the elements of film production / Jane Martin --
Television, violence and demons: discussing media effects with the vampire slayer / Rosie White --
Weeding out the offensive material: beauty, beasts, "gingerbread", television, literature and censorship / Leith Daniel --
Best damn field trip I ever took! historical encounters in and out of the classroom / Jodie A. Kreider --
Little Red Riding ... Buffy? "Buffy vs. dracula" in explorations of intertextuality in introduction to college English / Kristopher Karl Woofter --
Buffy the black feminist? intersectionality and pedagogy / Patrick R. Grzanka --
Slaying Shakespeare in high school: Buffy battles The merchant of Venice and Othello / Julia L. Grant.
Responsibility: edited by Jodie A. Kreider and Meghan K. Winchell.

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"This collection combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught in international classrooms. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain and encourage discussion of television's narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare"--Provided by publisher.

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"for secondary school teachers and college professors...illustrated how to use themes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to teach multiple and interdisciplinary subjects"--Reference & Research Book News.

 
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