Hey Browncoats! I'm doing a subject this semester called Telemedia, and needless to say I was more than stoked to arrive in class last week to find we'd be focussing on Joss Whedon as an auteur, and watch a couple of episodes of Firefly to go along with it (may have gotten a little overly-passionate about it in the following discussion!).
Anyway, we've also just been given our essay topics, and this was one of them:
Drawing on the notion of Joss Whedon as a television 'auteur', what are the key characteristics of Buffy, Angel and/or Firefly that could be described as Whedonesque'? You response should take into consideration both stylistic (ie. structure, genre, dialogue etc.) and thematic (ie. the 'group', sexuality, prophecy etc.) issues.
SO, I'm pretty much over the moon with this, and of course I'll be focussing on Firefly. And so I was just wondering, does anyone know of some good theoretical/academic articles or texts that deal with Joss Whedon, or Firefly in particular? In fact, it would be fantastic if anyone could point me in the direction of anything that will help to support my essay.
Thank you! ♥