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Joss Whedon and the Allegedly Feminist Fanboy Auteur

Anastasia Salter and Mel Stanfill

in A Portrait of the Auteur as Fanboy: The Construction of Authorship in Transmedia Franchises

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830463
eISBN:
9781496830517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830463.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter interrogates the role of being a feminist in Whedon’s branding, arguing that, while he successfully branded himself as feminist for two decades, closer analysis and subsequent ... More


Science fiction and fantasy television: challenging dominant gender roles

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Telefantasy covers a wide range of science fiction and fantasy texts such as interplanetary travel, encounters with aliens, advanced technology and visions of the future. Moreover, it routinely draws ... More


The Post-Soul Cowboy on the Science Fiction Frontier

Michael K. Johnson

in Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039287
eISBN:
9781626740013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039287.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The hybrid genre of the Science Fiction-Western has opened a new space for imagining and performing an African American West. Using settings that are futuristic and/or post-apocalyptic, they free the ... More


Hope in Children of Men and Serenity

Sean Cubitt

in Anecdotal Evidence: Ecocritiqe from Hollywood to the Mass Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190065713
eISBN:
9780190065751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065713.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Building on the melancholia of the films analysed thus far, a comparison between Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men, based in a world in mourning for its future, and the space opera Serenity (Joss ... More


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