Buffy the Vampire Slayer: academia and Gothic heroines

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a foundational text in many ways–not least, for OGOM’s origins, being the series which, with its wit, humanity, and dark imagination led me into vampire studies. It’s probably the TV series most written about by academics; the on-line journal Slayage, for example, is testimony to the serious thinking it has inspired.

Katherine Schwab, in ‘The Rise of Buffy Studies‘, analyses this field of cultural analysis and accounts for the attraction Buffy has for scholars.

And in a fine example of this academic interest, Dara Downey of University College Dublin discusses Buffy as Gothic heroine against the background of American Gothic in ‘Buffy and the Gothic Heroine‘.

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