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Buffy as role model: her significance for female viewers

Burr, Vivien (2010) Buffy as role model: her significance for female viewers. In: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4, June 3-6 2010, St Augustine, Florida, USA. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In bringing Buffy the Vampire Slayer to our screens, Joss Whedon introduced a strong female lead character. This, at least at the time, was relatively unusual in itself, but he is also reported as wanting his character to reverse the fortunes of the typical young female character in the horror genre; Buffy was able to take care of herself and was to become a force to be reckoned with rather than a mere victim. Her character therefore arguably creates possibilities for disrupting the stereotypical femininity and patriarchal relations so commonplace in popular fiction, especially those forms of popular fiction aimed at young audiences

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 15:01
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 09:34
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7960

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