Tag Archives: Angel
Angel, the tormented ‘vampire with a soul’, was, through his love affair with Buffy in Joss Whedon’s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997‒2003), one significant archetype of the romantic vampire of paranormal romance. Whedon then developed his character further … Continue reading
On October 5th 1999, the first episode of Angel – the spin-off to Buffy the Vampire Slayer – aired on the WB. The television show ran for five seasons and ended with a bang – or at least with a … Continue reading
Some more interesting pieces on how important Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, twenty years after it was first shown. Lauren O’Callaghan’s article ‘20 years of the Slayer: How Buffy defined a generation of TV and movies‘ explores the series’ originality … Continue reading
This looks a fantastic conference on all things Whedonesque: Here are dates for the diary – Slayage – the Biennial Conference on the Whedonverse is coming to the UK in 2016. Here is the CFP. I hope to see loads … Continue reading
A thoughtful and well-researched blog article on the sympathetic vampire, acknowledging the lesser-known precursors before Anne Rice and noting the shifts from those vampire lovers of the 1970s to their descendants in contemporary paranormal romance by Leigh McLennon, PhD candidate … Continue reading
Devon Maloney gives a brisk but useful survey of the changes in the image of the literary and cinematic vampire.
For all undergraduate students of the Gothic, The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies could be a valuable forum to exchange ideas–and practice the publication of your own ideas and research.
A provocative article by Doug Enaa Green, interpreting Angel in terms of Jean-Paul Sartre’s later, Marxist philosophy.
A brief sketch of vampires in film and TV from Carmilla to Dracula Untold.