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Joss Whedon's Names: The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers,

Joss Whedon's Names: The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers,

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Doctor Horrible, Jayne Cobb, Oz, Fitz-Simmons, Echo, Pike, Saffron, Kaywinnet, the Groosalugg, Skip, Satsu, Dana Polk, Perfect Jheung, Icarus, the Siphon, Edna Giles, Dandelion Naizen, and especially Buffy the Vampire Slayer. With Whedon's superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint's names, and dozens of British names, he's filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Which names repeat the most? Which characters have secret links? Examining Whedon's naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel
Publisher: Litcrit Press
Published: 05/07/2014
Pages: 214
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.49d
ISBN: 9780692216385

About the Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of many nonfiction books: Buffy and the Heroine's Journey From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey in Myth and Legend Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games The Many Faces of Katniss Everdeen: Exploring the Heroine of The Hunger Games Harry Potter, Still Recruiting: An Inner Look at Harry Potter Fandom Teaching with Harry Potter Myths and Motifs in The Mortal Instruments Winter is Coming: Symbols, Portents, and Hidden Meanings in A Game of Thrones Once a lecturer at San Jose State University, she's a frequent speaker on fantasy, myth, pop culture, and the heroine's journey and can be found at http: //vefrankel.com.

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