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The literary Angel : essays on influences and traditions reflected in the Joss Whedon series

Author: AmiJo Comeford; Tamy Burnett
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
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"This book brings together essays which engage Angel as a text to be addressed within the wider fields of narrative and literature. It is divided into four sections. Each provides opportunities to examine a variety of characters, tropes, and literary nuances and influences throughout all seasons of the series and in the continuation in comic book form"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Literary Angel.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010
(DLC) 2010015575
(OCoLC)601049295
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: AmiJo Comeford; Tamy Burnett
ISBN: 9780786457717 0786457716 9780786446612 0786446617
OCLC Number: 659579852
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 254 p.)
Contents: Introduction : Los Angeles, city of story / AmiJo Comeford and Tamy Burnett --
Archetypes. Biting humor : harmony, parody, and the female vampire / Lorna Jowett --
Doyle as "the passing figure" and Nella Larsen's Passing / Angel Anderson --
Pylean idol : L.A.'s de(con)struction of a postmodern bard / Jennifer Hamilton --
Lilah Morgan : Whedon's legal femme fatale / Sharon Sutherland and Sarah Swan --
Narrative & identity. Fred's captivity narrative : American contexts for (re)writing community identity from Mary Rowlandson to Angel / Tamy Burnett --
Feminist abuse survivor narratives in Angel and Sarah Daniels's Beside herself / Anika Stafford --
Numero cinco, border narratives, and Mexican cultural performance in Angel / Victoria Pettersen Lantz --
Theory & philosophy. (Re)negotiating the dystopian dilemma : Huxley, Orwell, and Angel / Mary Ellen Iatropoulos --
Angel vs. the Grand Inquisitor : Joss Whedon re-imagines Dostoevsky / Katia McClain --
Charles Gunn, Wolfram & Hart, and Baudrillard's theory of the simulacrum / K. Shannon Howard --
"It's a play on perspective" : a reading of Whedon's Illyria through Sartre's Nausea / Cynthea Masson --
Genre. Helping the helpless : medieval romance in Angel / AmiJo Comeford --
Whedon meets Sophocles : prophecy and Angel / Laurel Bowman --
Detective fiction/fictionality from Asmodeus to Angel / Alison Jaquet --
It (re- )started with a girl : the creative interplay between TV and comics in Angel : after the fall / Stacey Abbott.
Responsibility: edited by AmiJo Comeford and Tamy Burnett.

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Addresses the hit US TV series Angel. It focuses on archetypes, narrative and identity, theory and philosophy, and genre, and gives readers the opportunity to examine a wide variety of characters,  Read more...

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