Bandy, E. A. (2007). Growing up with Buffy: How adolescent female fans use the program in their everyday lives. (Ph.D., Stanford University). from Proquest - St. John's University Link

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More than ever before, young people are surrounded by numerous media products that vie for their time and attention. This study examines the role these media play in the lives and development of adolescents. As a case study, it looks as these issues through 17 adolescent female fans of Buffy, the Vampire Slayer.


Maddox, M. J. (2004). Keeping her in her place: The perpetual imprisonment of Joan of Arc. (Ph.D., University of Arkansas). from Proquest - St. John's University Link

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Chapter Four discusses some cinematic female warriors and concludes with a discussion of the autonomous women of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I suggest that the women of BtVS provide a new paradigm of female behavior that transcends the centuries-long stereotype that forbids women to behave with the same personal freedom as men.

Markson, A. W. (2004). Definitions of femininity: Social and media influences on late adolescent girls. (Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). from Proquest - St. John's University Link

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Nine late adolescent girls, ages sixteen to eighteen years of age were interviewed to develop a deeper understanding of how they define and interpret femininity in conjunction with vignettes from the television series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Owen, A. S. (1999). Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Vampires, postmodernity, and postfeminism. Journal of Popular Film & Television, 27(2), 24. Proquest - St. John's University Link

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In this article, I explore the popular series Buffy the Vampire Slayer through the intersections of postfeminism, postmodernity, and the vampire metanarrative. In particular, I discuss the manner in which this television narrative appropriates body rhetorics and narrative agency from traditionally masculinist metanarratives in the horror and mystery genres.

Pateman, M. (2007). "That was nifty": Willow Rosenberg saves the world in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Shofar, 25(4), 64. Proquest - St. John's University Link

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The extent to which ethnicity permeates an understanding of identity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer is apparent from the ways in which species difference stands in for racial or ethnic difference. However, among its many points of contact with ethnicity, one that is especially curious is the case of Willow Rosenberg's disappearing Jewishness.

Postrel, V. (2003). Why Buffy kicked ass. Reason, 35(4), 72. Proquest - St. John's University Link

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Postrel discusses the deep meaning of the television program Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She cites that Buffy assumes and enacts the consensus moral understanding of contemporary American culture.


Ross, S. M. (2002). Super(natural) women: Female heroes, their friends, and their fans. (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin). from Proquest - St. John's University Link

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This dissertation focuses on two recent television series available in the United States that focus on female friendships forged through extraordinary circumstances as a critical part of their primary theme: Xena: Warrior Princess and Buffy, the Vampire Slayer . I consider unusual narrative situations that are responsible for the creation and maintenance of friendships among women and focus on the manner in which females are represented coming together as females.

South, J. B. (2001). "All torment, trouble, wonder, and amazement inhabits here": The vicissitudes of technology in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, 24(1/2), 93. Proquest - St. John's University Link

South argues that several central themes in the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" can be understood best against the background of philosophical discussions concerning technology and that by reflecting on the themes in the show people can understand more clearly the sources of social relations as they are conditioned by technology.

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