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 top 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 features of the Whedon universe (or "Whedonverse"). Buffy, Ballads, and undesirable men Who Sing: song within the Worlds of Joss Whedon experiences the numerous function that track performs in those works, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the web musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

Kendra Preston Leonard has accumulated a various collection of essays that discover tune and sound in Joss Whedon's works. The essays examine either diegetic and non-diegetic track, contemplating track from quite a few assets, together with the exhibits' unique ratings, song played through 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 methods contain ancient and theoretical musicology, feminist and queer musicology, media reports, cultural heritage, and interdisciplinary readings. The ebook additionally explores the compositions written via Whedon himself: the subject tune 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 a whole breakdown of the Danse Macabre scene from the acclaimed Buffy episode "Hush," and an index, this quantity may be attention-grabbing to scholars and students of science-fiction, tv, movie, and renowned culture.

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