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Reading The Vampire Slayer - The New, Updated Unofficial Guide To Buffy And Angel

I wanted there to be a serious critical book out there that drew on good critical journalism as well as on academic criticism; I left the academy long ago and have some serious reservations about how it manages its affairs. It seemed to me that there were approaches to intelligent understanding of Buffy that might not come up in a purely academic set of studies, that a book which drew on several sorts of critical insight was going to be a useful one.

Hence, the contents list:

Reading The Vampire Slayer Cover Image
"She saved the world. A lot"
Some themes and structures in Buffy and Angel
By Roz Kaveney
Entropy as demon
Buffy in Southern California
By Boyd Tonkin
Writing the Vampire Slayer
Interviews with Jane Espenson and Steven S. DeKnight
By Roz Kaveney
This was our world and they made it theirs
Reading space and place in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
By Karen Sayer
What you are, what's to come
Feminisms, citizenship and the divine in Buffy
By Zoe-Jane Playdon
The only thing better than killing a Slayer
Heterosexuality and sex in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
By Justine Larbalestier
Blood and choice
The theory and practice of family in Angel
By Jennifer Stoy
They always mistake me for the character I play!
Transformation, identity and role-play in the Buffyverse (and a defence of fine acting)
By Ian Shuttleworth
Episode guide
By Roz Kaveney

Read an excerpt from Roz's chapter, "She saved the world. A lot." Some themes and structures in Buffy and Angel

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