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Transmediating the Whedonverse(s)

Essays on Texts, Paratexts, and Metatexts

Editors: Kitchens, Juliette C., Hawk, Julie L. (Eds.)

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  • The first volume to focus on the transmediation of a specific auteur
  • Utilizes a multidiscpinarly approach, drawing upon transmedia studies, fandom studies, Whedon studies, feminism, posthumanism, film studies, and narratology
  • Analyzes Whedon's role in creating metatexts that work to connect autonomous paratexts
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About this book

This book explores the transmedial nature of the storyworlds created by and/or affiliated with television auteur, writer, and filmmaker, Joss Whedon. As such, the book addresses the ways in which Whedon’s storyworlds, or ‘verses, employ transmedia, both intrinsically as texts and extrinsically as these texts are consumed and, in some cases, reworked, by audiences. This collection walks readers through fan and scholar-fan engagement, intrinsic textual transmediality, and Whedon’s lasting influence on televisual and transmedia texts. In closing, the editors argue for the need to continue research into how the Whedonverse(s) lend themselves to transmedial study, engage audiences in ways that take advantage of multiple media, and encourage textual internalization of these engagements within audiences. 

About the authors

Juliette C. Kitchens is an Associate Professor of Writing and Communication at Nova Southeastern University. 
Julie L. Hawk is a Lecturer in English and Research Development Coordinator at the University of West Georgia.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Exploring a Whedonverse, the Whedonverses, and the Whedonverse(s): The Shape of Transmedia Storytelling in Joss Whedon’s World(s)

    Pages 1-15

    Kitchens, Juliette C. (et al.)

  • Un-Warren-Ted: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Transgressive Fandom

    Pages 17-40

    Dunaway, Dustin

  • History Has Its Eyes on the Greatest Hellmouth in the World: Transmedia, Hint Fiction, and Mashup Memes

    Pages 41-63

    Walsh, Karen

  • Transmediating the Whedon Classroom

    Pages 65-85

    McCormick, Casey

  • “This Is the Next Me”: The Evolution of AI in the Whedonverses

    Pages 87-116

    Perdigao, Lisa K.

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24616-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-24615-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transmediating the Whedonverse(s)
Book Subtitle
Essays on Texts, Paratexts, and Metatexts
Editors
  • Juliette C. Kitchens
  • Julie L. Hawk
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-24616-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-24616-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-24615-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 210
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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