Buffy: ‘academia’s most-studied pop cultural artifact’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first shown twenty years ago this week. Its multi-layered cleverness, its wit and wordplay, the depth of its characterisation and its subtle feminism, have not faded. Its influence on TV has been huge and it has become, with some justification, ‘academia’s most-studied pop cultural artifact’. It’s the show that awakened my love of vampire narratives and hence play an important role in the origins of the OGOM Project itself. Here are links to three interesting articles on the show:

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, ‘We should thank Buffy for today’s “Golden Age” of television

Neil Genzlinger, ‘A Buffy Family Tree: “Bones” and Demons and Rabid Fans

Alyssa Rosenberg, ‘”Buffy the Vampire Slayer” proved you could save the world and still hit the mall

 

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