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Buffy in the Classroom

Buffy in the Classroom Author Jodie A. Kreider
ISBN-10 9780786462148
Release 2010-08-31
Pages 231
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This book combines the academic and practical aspects of teaching by exploring the ways in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer is taught, internationally, through both interdisciplinary and discipline-based approaches. Essays describe how Buffy can be used to explain—and encourage further discussion of—television’s narrative complexity, archetypal characters, morality, feminism, identity, ethics, non-verbal communication, film production, media and culture, censorship, and Shakespeare, among other topics.



The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog Author Don Macnaughtan
ISBN-10 9781476631608
Release 2018-05-25
Pages 281
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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon’s work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings—Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon’s projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.



The Buffyverse Catalog

The Buffyverse Catalog Author Don Macnaughtan
ISBN-10 9780786487875
Release 2011-08-30
Pages 326
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This bibliographic guide covers the "Buffyverse"--the fictional worlds of the acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999-2004), as well as the original Buffy feature film of 1992. It is the largest and most inclusive work of its kind. The author organizes and describes both the original texts of the Buffyverse (episodes, DVDs, novels, comic books, games, and more) and the secondary materials created about the shows, including books, essays, articles, documentaries, dissertations, fan production and websites. This vast and diverse collection of information about these two seminal shows and their feature-film forebear provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive survey of the subject.



Yin and Yang in the English Classroom

Yin and Yang in the English Classroom Author Sandra Eckard
ISBN-10 9781475806908
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 200
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Yin and Yang in the English Classroom: Teaching With Popular Culture Texts is designed to provide college professors and high school teachers with both halves they need to tackle the job of teaching students literature and writing skills: theoretical foundations of, and practical applications for, the modern classroom.



I m Buffy and You re History

I m Buffy and You re History Author Patricia Pender
ISBN-10 9781786720108
Release 2016-06-28
Pages 256
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave contemporary TV viewers an exhilarating alternative to the tired cultural trope of a hapless, attractive blonde woman victimized by a murderous male villain. With its strong, capable heroine, witty dialogue, and a creator (Joss Whedon) who identifies himself as a feminist, the cult show became one of the most widely analysed texts in contemporary popular culture. The last episode, broadcast in 2002, did not herald the passing of a fleeting phenomenon: Buffy is a media presence still, active on DVD and the internet, alive in the career of Joss Whedon and studied internationally. I’m Buffy and You’re History puts the entire series under the microscope, investigating its gender and feminist politics.



The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television Author
ISBN-10 9781476620831
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 388
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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.



Hero or Villain

Hero or Villain Author Abigail G. Scheg
ISBN-10 9781476667690
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 220
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One dimensional television characters are a thing of the past--today's popular shows feature intricate storylines and well developed characters. From the brooding Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries to the tough-minded Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, protagonists are not categorically good, antagonists often have relatable good sides, and heroes may act as antiheroes from one episode to the next. This collection of new essays examines the complex characters in Orange Is the New Black, Homeland, Key & Peele, Oz, Empire, Breaking Bad, House, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Fantasy Media in the Classroom

Fantasy Media in the Classroom Author Emily Dial-Driver,
ISBN-10 9780786489411
Release 2012-02-17
Pages 270
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"These essays combine close analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games; with explanations of how best to use these and similar works in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.



Monsters in the Classroom

Monsters in the Classroom Author Adam Golub
ISBN-10 9781476627601
Release 2017-02-03
Pages 264
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Exploring the pedagogical power of the monstrous, this collection of new essays describes innovative teaching strategies that use our cultural fascination with monsters to enhance learning in high school and college courses. The contributors discuss the implications of inviting fearsome creatures into the classroom, showing how they work to create compelling narratives and provide students a framework for analyzing history, culture, and everyday life. Essays explore ways of using the monstrous to teach literature, film, philosophy, theater, art history, religion, foreign language, and other subjects. Some sample syllabi, assignments, and class materials are provided.



Why Buffy Matters

Why Buffy Matters Author Rhonda Wilcox
ISBN-10 1845110293
Release 2005-11-05
Pages 246
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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.



Buffy Meets the Academy

Buffy Meets the Academy Author Kevin K. Durand
ISBN-10 9780786453740
Release 2009-05-05
Pages 230
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This book presents serious academic scholarship on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It differs from other works because it uses Buffy as a primary text and not as a secondary instrument to explore other concepts. In doing so, it demonstrates that popular culture studies should be approached with the same serious attention that is paid to classic philosophy and other long-established fields. Essays assemble the Buffy canon and explore how Buffy treats Shakespeare, comics, power, sisterhood, apocalyptic revisionism, folklore, feminism, redemption, patriarchy, identity and education.



Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy Author James B. South
ISBN-10 9780812697476
Release 2011-04-15
Pages 288
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Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.



Sex and the Slayer

Sex and the Slayer Author Lorna Jowett
ISBN-10 0819567582
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 241
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An introduction to gender studies through one of TV’s most popular shows.



Teaching with Harry Potter

Teaching with Harry Potter Author Valerie Estelle Frankel
ISBN-10 9781476601229
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 288
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The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling's books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanf.



The Vampire Goes to College

The Vampire Goes to College Author Lisa A. Nevárez
ISBN-10 9781476613659
Release 2013-12-09
Pages 256
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"This collection of original essays presents pedagogical tools, methods, and approaches for incorporating the figure of the vampire into the learning environment of the college classroom. The essays foster collaboration and dialogue across different disciplines, and serve as a collective resource for those who would teach the vampire"--



Good Girls Good Food Good Fun

Good Girls  Good Food  Good Fun Author Meghan K. Winchell
ISBN-10 9780807887264
Release 2008-12-07
Pages 272
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Throughout World War II, when Saturday nights came around, servicemen and hostesses happily forgot the war for a little while as they danced together in USO clubs, which served as havens of stability in a time of social, moral, and geographic upheaval. Meghan Winchell demonstrates that in addition to boosting soldier morale, the USO acted as an architect of the gender roles and sexual codes that shaped the "greatest generation." Combining archival research with extensive firsthand accounts from among the hundreds of thousands of female USO volunteers, Winchell shows how the organization both reflected and shaped 1940s American society at large. The USO had hoped that respectable feminine companionship would limit venereal disease rates in the military. To that end, Winchell explains, USO recruitment practices characterized white middle-class women as sexually respectable, thus implying that the sexual behavior of working-class women and women of color was suspicious. In response, women of color sought to redefine the USO's definition of beauty and respectability, challenging the USO's vision of a home front that was free of racial, gender, and sexual conflict. Despite clashes over class and racial ideologies of sex and respectability, Winchell finds that most hostesses benefited from the USO's chaste image. In exploring the USO's treatment of female volunteers, Winchell not only brings the hostesses' stories to light but also supplies a crucial missing piece for understanding the complex ways in which the war both destabilized and restored certain versions of social order.



A Slayer Comes to Town

A Slayer Comes to Town Author Scott Westerfeld
ISBN-10 9781937856601
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 17
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From Seven Seasons of Buffy: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Discuss Their Favorite Television Show: Scott Westerfeld analyzes the success of Buffy as a nontraditional "Trespass" story.