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Joss Whedon: Conversations (Television Conversations) (Paperback)

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By David Lavery (Editor), Cynthia Burkhead (Editor)
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No recent television creator has generated more critical, scholarly, and popular discussion or acquired as devoted a cult following as Joss Whedon (b. 1964). No fewer than thirty books concerned with his work have now been published (a forthcoming volume even offers a book-length bibliography), and ten international conferences on his work have convened in the U.K., the U.S., Australia, and Turkey. Fitting then that this first volume in the University Press of Mississippi's Television Conversations Series is devoted to the writer, director, and showrunner who has delivered Buffy the Vampire Slayer ( WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-3); Angel ( WB, 1999-2004); Firefly (FOX, 2002); Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (webcast, 2008);and Dollhouse (FOX, 2009-10). If Whedon has shown himself to be a virtuoso screenwriter/script doctor, director, comic book author, and librettist, he is as well a masterful conversationalist. As a DVD commentator, for example, the consistently hilarious, reliably insightful, frequently moving Whedon has few rivals. In his many interviews he likewise shines. Whether answering a hundred rapid-fire, playful questions from fans on the Internet, fielding serious inquiries about his craft and career from television colleagues, or assessing his disappointments, Whedon seldom fails to provoke laughter and reflection.

About the Author

David Lavery is chair in Film and Television at Brunel University in London, coeditor of the online journal Slayage, and a founding editor of Critical Studies in Television. His books include Reading The Sopranos and volumes on Twin Peaks, X-Files, Seinfeld and My So Called Life. Cynthia Burkhead is assistant professor of English at the University of North Alabama specializing in such diverse subjects as film and television, folklore, Anglophone studies, and twentieth-century American literature.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781604739244
ISBN-10: 160473924X
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: April 1st, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Television Conversations