New Release Books by Patricia Pender

Patricia Pender is the author of I'm Buffy and You're History (2021), The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Women's Writing (2020) and Authorial Alibis (2004).

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I'm Buffy and You're History

release date: May 06, 2021
I'm Buffy and You're History
Buffy the Vampire Slayer gave contemporary TV viewers an exhilarating alternative to the tired cultural trope of a hapless, attractive blonde woman victimized by a murderous male villain. With its strong, capable heroine, witty dialogue, and a creator (Joss Whedon) who identifies himself as a feminist, the cult show became one of the most widely analysed texts in contemporary popular culture. The last episode, broadcast in 2002, did not herald the passing of a fleeting phenomenon: Buffy is a media presence still, active on DVD and the internet, alive in the career of Joss Whedon and studied internationally. I''m Buffy and You''re History puts the entire series under the microscope, investigating its gender and feminist politics.In this book, Patricia Pender argues that Buffy includes diverse elements of feminism and reconfigures - and sometimes revises - the ideals of American second wave feminism for a wide third wave audience. She also explores the ways in which the final season''s vision of collective feminist activism negotiates racial and class boundaries.Exploring the Slayer''s postmodern politics, her position as a third wave feminist icon, her placing of masculinity in extremis, and her fandom and legacy in popular culture, this is a fresh and challenging contribution to the growing literature on the pitfalls and pleasures of a great cult TV show.

The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Women's Writing

release date: Jan 01, 2020
The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Early Modern Women's Writing
This encyclopedia on early modern women''s writing from the English Reformation to the Restoration will focus on writing by or attributed to women, written in or translated into English, in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Europe, and the Americas. It is designed to provide coverage of six established chronological periods: Early Tudor (1526-1557), Elizabethan (1558-1603), Jacobean (1603-1625), Caroline (1625-1649), English Civil War & Interregnum (1642-1660), Restoration (1660-1686) and will also involve the application of further broad categories of analysis, including the theoretical, material, generic, and thematic.

Authorial Alibis

release date: Jan 01, 2004


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