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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: Electronic books
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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)60513984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhonda Wilcox
ISBN: 1423744314 9781423744313 9780857717917 085771791X 9780857730381 085773038X
OCLC Number: 62762891
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 246 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. There will never be a "very special" Buffy : symbol and language --
2. Pain as bright as steel : mythic striving and light as pain --
3. I think I can name myself : naming and identity in Buffy the vampire slayer --
4. When Harry met Buffy : Buffy Summers, Harry Potter, and heroism --
5. Every night I save you : Buffy, Spike, sex, and redemption --
6. Show me your world : exiting the text and the globalization of Buffy --
7. Love and loss, it's not over : time, love, and loss in "Surprise"/"Innocence" --
8. Laughter, for those of us in the audience who are me : Xander, laughter, and the "The Zeppo" --
9. Fear, the princess screamed once : power, silence, and fear in "Hush" --
10. Poetry, T.S. Eliot comes to television : "Restless" --
11. Death, they're going to find a body : quality television and the supernatural in the "The body" --
12. Song, singing and dancing and burning and dying : once more, with textual feeling.
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