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Welcome to Buffydale: Mutual Construction of Bodies and Space in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2016 (English)In: Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association, ISSN 1546-9212, Vol. 14, no 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By using space as an analytical tool for narratives, the article introduces the concept of Buffydale as a way to make visible the relationship between space and body in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The article focuses on how Sunnydale and Buffy mutually construct one another and on the intimate relationship between the two. In addition, it analyses how this conjunction into Buffydale further can be understood as pivotal to the other characters—in particular the vampiric body and its relationship to queer space and time. Through a comparative analysis between the alternative universe depicted in the episodes "The Wish" and "Doppelgangland" and the primary universe otherwise depicted in the series, the article aims to display this mutual construction of body and space. Insights into spatial and corporal issues of narratives grants a new perspective on a well-researched object of study such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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2016. Vol. 14, no 2
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space, place, time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, queer, gender, body, vampire
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Gender Studies Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-128671DiVA: diva2:1055234
Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-12 Last updated: 2017-03-22Bibliographically approved

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