Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 August 2018

288 Pages | 15 black & white illustrations, 2 charts

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719077814

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Joss Whedon

First Edition

Matthew Pateman

Published by Manchester University Press

The Television Series MUP

  • A detailed examination of the processes involved in making a Whedon television show
  • Uses key source material, including exclusive correspondence with Jane Espenson, interviews and script drafts
  • Makes a unique contribution to understanding the processes involved in making a Whedon television show, from story-breaking to post-production with exclusive access to drafts of scripts.
  • Provides an analysis of Whedon's work that invokes the industrial-aesthetic and mass-mediated public art aspects and refuses the TV-auteur approach, while engaging in detailed close textual analysis.
  • Draws from exclusive correspondence with Jane Espenson, interviews, script drafts, primary sources from the WGA, Broadcasting Standards Commission, as well as other critics to give truly informed analyses.
  • The most comprehensive account of Whedon's creative output in an easy to use appendix that will be invaluable to fans, collectors and scholars alike
  • Written in an energetic and engaging style, this is an essential addition to the study of Whedon and television studies as a whole

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