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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 possibly infrequently 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 indicates, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and the movie Serenity all on hand on DVD, students are comparing numerous features of the Whedon universe (or "Whedonverse"). Buffy, Ballads, and undesirable men Who Sing: song within the Worlds of Joss Whedon reports the numerous function that track performs in those works, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the net musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

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

The ways contain historic and theoretical musicology, feminist and queer musicology, media reports, cultural historical past, and interdisciplinary readings. The publication additionally explores the compositions written through Whedon himself: the subject tune for Firefly, and totally built-in musicals, the Buffy episode "Once extra, With Feeling" and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. With numerous 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 interesting to scholars and students of science-fiction, tv, movie, and well known culture.

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