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Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Jennifer Stuller

By Jennifer Stuller

Few may have envisioned the iconic affection encouraged via Joss Whedon’s tv series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With its origins in a script Whedon wrote for a 1992 function movie of a similar identify, the sequence a long way outpaced its resource fabric, accumulating a faithful viewers that is still unswerving to the convey greater than a decade after it left the airwaves. Heralded for its use of shrewdpermanent, humorous and emotionally resonant narrative, subversive and feminist characterizations and specified ways to tv as an paintings shape, the express quick constructed its personal precise fan neighborhood, who outfitted on present narratives via fan fiction, media manipulation and function. Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how this persisted devotion is internalized, celebrated and critiqued. that includes interviews with culture-makers, teachers and creators of participatory fandom, the essays listed here are home windows into the extra own and communal facets of the fan adventure. Essays from serious thinkers and students deal with how Buffy conjures up the production of, between different enduring artefacts of fandom, fan fiction, crafting, functionality, cosplay and singalongs. As an obtainable but full of life exam of a loved personality and her global, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer provokes a bigger dialog concerning the courting among cult houses and fandom, and the way their interaction permeates the cultural recognition, in impression contributing to tradition via new narrative, academia, language and political activism.

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