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By Kendra Preston Leonard,Rhonda V. Wilcox,Jacqueline Bach,Elizabeth A. Clendinning,Steve Halfyard,Amanda Howell,Eric Hung,Linda Jencson,Cynthea Masson,Jeffrey Middents,Matthew Mills,Stanley C., II Pelkey,Christopher Wiley

When author and director Joss Whedon created the nature Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he may perhaps rarely have anticipated the ensuing educational curiosity in his paintings. but virtually six years after the tip of Buffy on tv, Buffy studies—and educational paintings on Whedon's increasing oeuvre—continue to develop. Now with 3 highly renowned tv exhibits, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and the movie Serenity all on hand on DVD, students are comparing numerous points of the Whedon universe (or "Whedonverse"). Buffy, Ballads, and undesirable men Who Sing: tune within the Worlds of Joss Whedon experiences the numerous position that song performs in those works, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the net musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Kendra Preston Leonard has accrued a various number of essays that discover song and sound in Joss Whedon's works. The essays examine either diegetic and non-diegetic song, contemplating track from a variety of resources, together with the exhibits' unique rankings, song played by means of the characters themselves, and tune contributed by means of such artists as Michelle department, The intercourse Pistols, and Sarah McLachlan, in addition to classical composers like Camille Saint-Saëns and Johannes Brahms.

The methods include ancient and theoretical musicology, feminist and queer musicology, media stories, cultural heritage, and interdisciplinary readings. The publication additionally explores the compositions written via Whedon himself: the subject song for Firefly, and absolutely built-in musicals, the Buffy episode "Once extra, With Feeling" and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. With a number of musical examples, a desk with an entire breakdown of the Danse Macabre scene from the acclaimed Buffy episode "Hush," and an index, this quantity might be attention-grabbing to scholars and students of science-fiction, tv, movie, and well known culture.

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