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Why Buffy matters : the art of Buffy the vampire slayer

Author: Rhonda Wilcox
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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Examines recurring themes and patterns of Buffy the Vampire Hunter, including the hero myth, naming symbolism, Buffy's relationship with Spike, the imagery of light, and redemption, and offers commentary on noteworthy episodes.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wilcox, Rhonda.
Why Buffy matters.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(OCoLC)607636168
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Wilcox
ISBN: 1845110218 9781845110215 1845110293 9781845110291
OCLC Number: 60513984
Description: ix, 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: There will never be a "very special" Buffy: symbol and language --
Pain as bright as steel: mythic striving and light as pain --
I think I can name myself: naming and identity in Buffy the vampire slayer --
When Harry met Buffy: Buffy Summers, Harry Potter, and heroism --
Every night I save you: Buffy, Spike, sex, and redemption --
Show me your world: exiting the text and the globalization of Buffy --
Love and loss, it's not over: time, love, and loss in "Surprise"/"Innocence" --
Laughter, for those of us in our audience who are me: Xander, laughter, and the "The Zeppo" --
Fear, the princess screamed once: power, silence, and fear in "Hush" --
Poetry, T.S. Eliot comes to television: "Restless" --
Death, they're going to find a body: quality television and the supernatural in the "The body" --
Song, singing and dancing and burning and dying: once more, with textual feeling.
Responsibility: Rhonda Wilcox.

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Examines recurring themes and patterns of Buffy the Vampire Hunter, including the hero myth, naming symbolism, Buffy's relationship with Spike, the imagery of light, and redemption, and offers commentary on noteworthy episodes.

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