The Whedonverse Catalog

The Whedonverse Catalog

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, ...

Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631608

Category: Reference

Page: 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.
Categories: Reference

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition

670. Macnaughtan, Don. The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works
in All Media. Jefferson, N.C., McFarland, 2018. 270p. index. $45.00pa. ISBN 13:
978-14766-7059-1; 978-1-4766-3160-8 (e-book). Joseph Hill “Joss” Whedon is ...

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

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Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Buffyverse Catalog

The Buffyverse Catalog

Choice in Buffy, Angel and Firefly: Ethics in the Whedonverse.” The Existential
Joss Whedon: Evil and Human Freedom in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel,
Firefly and Serenity. Jefferson: McFarland, 2007. 18–25. Print. Richardson and
Rabb ...

Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786487875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sexualities in the Works of Joss Whedon

Sexualities in the Works of Joss Whedon

2017 Joss Whedon's Big Damn Movie: Essays on Serenity. Edited by Frederick
Blichert. 2018 The Whedonverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Works in All
Media. Don Macnaughtan. 2018 Joss Whedon, Anarchist? A Unified Theory of
the ...

Author: Lewis Call

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476639956

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 251

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Joss Whedon's works, across all media including television, film, musicals, and comic books, are known for their commitment to gender and sexual equality. They have always encouraged their audiences to love whomever, and however, they wish. This book is a history of the sexualities represented in the works of Joss Whedon and it covers all of Whedon's genres, including fantasy, horror, science fiction, westerns, superhero stories, and Shakespearean comedy. Unique for its consideration of the entire arc of Whedon's two-decade career, from the beginning of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's first season in 1997 through the conclusion of its twelfth (comic book) season in 2018, this book examines in detail both better-known queer sexualities of the LGBTQ+ spectrum, and lesser-known non-normative sexualities. The book includes chapters on Whedon's sexually dominant women and submissive men, sexual pluralism on Firefly, disabled sexualities in Whedon's superhero narratives, zoophilia in Buffy, queer and heteronormative sexualities in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, the subversion of the sexual tropes of slasher films in The Cabin in Woods, and dominance and submission in Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing.
Categories: Performing Arts

Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon

Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon

Ever since the premiere of the small-screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the television worlds of Joss Whedon--which have grown to include Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse--have acquired a cult following of dedicated fans ...

Author: Sherry Ginn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786489701

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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Ever since the premiere of the small-screen incarnation of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, the television worlds of Joss Whedon—which have grown to include Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse—have acquired a cult following of dedicated fans and inspired curious scholars. The quest for power and control over humans and other animals is a constant theme running throughout all four series. This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon’s characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology. A catalog of characters and a complete list of episodes for each series completes this valuable addition to the growing body of scholarship on television’s “Whedonverse.”
Categories: Performing Arts