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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
277
Utgivningsdatum
2024-02-28
Förlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Medarbetare
Laemmerhirt, Iris-Aya (ed.), Mcmahon-Coleman, Kimberley (ed.), Weber, Nina Vanessa (ed.)
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5 photos
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229 x 152 x 14 mm
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350 g
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1
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Paperback
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9781476686844

The Vampire Diaries as Postmodern Storytelling

Essays on the Television Series and Novels

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Taking a postmodern critical approach, this collection of new essays explores The CW Network's popular television drama The Vampire Diaries, taking in the complete original series (2009-2017), its spinoffs, source novels and fan fiction. Spanning three decades, TVD has engaged its predominantly teenage audience with storylines around love, friendship, social politics and gender roles. Contributors traverse the franchise's metamorphosis to suit the complex tastes of an early 21st century audience.
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Kimberley McMahon-Coleman has a PhD in literature from the University of Wollongong, where she currently works as the Academic Director of Regional Campuses. Her research interests include the Gothic, Indigenous literature, popular culture, and academic language and learning. Nina Vanessa Weber has a Master's degree in English and philosophy from the TU Dortmund University. She is a high school teacher of English and philosophy in Bergkamen, Germany. Her teaching and research interests include media studies, fan fiction, fantasy literature, as well as vampire fiction Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt holds a PhD in American Studies from the Ruhr-University Bochum. She is an assistant professor for American Studies at TU Dortmund University. Her teaching and research interests include Pacific studies, refugee studies, media studies, and popular culture.

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Table of Contents Acknowledgments "Dear Diary": An Introduction to The Vampire Diaries Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Nina Vanessa Weber and Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt Part I. Genre: "I live in the real world, where vampires burn in the sun" Once Upon a Time Reading The Vampire Diaries as a Postmodern Fairy Tale Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt and Nina Vanessa Weber Loss and Redemption: Marketing Romantic Love in American Paranormal Romance Maria Marino-Faza "We have history together": The Rhetoric of Adaptation in The Vampire Diaries N. Ren Hoff Part II. Gender: "I like being the eternal stud" The Monster in the Mirror: Adolescence and Masculinity in Television's The Vampire Diaries Kimberley McMahon-Coleman The Female Villain and Gender Trouble Praveena Thompson Part III. Fan Reception: "Hashtag, you're welcome" #Stelena vs. #Delena: The Vampire Diaries Fan Commentary on Gender, Sexuality, and Toxic Relationships Melissa Ames Bonnie Bennett and the Magic of Fandom Ashley K. Smalls Ethics in The Vampire Diaries Fan Fiction Malin Isaksson Part IV. (Moral) Choice and Identity: "I may just need to go get a hero hairdo of my own" Antithetic Characters in the CW's The Vampire Diaries: When Heroes Become Villains and Villains Become Heroes Michelle Nicole Boyer The Dreaded "C" Word: Choice, Identity, and the Postmodern Vampires in The Vampire Diaries Hannah Hansen "One by friend, one by foe, and one by family": How Prophecies and Curses Influence Identity Construction in the World of The Vampire Diaries Kari Sawden Conclusion Kimberley McMahon-Coleman, Nina Vanessa Weber and Iris-Aya Laemmerhirt Appendix A: List of Novels Appendix B: List of Television Episodes Works Cited About the Contributors Index