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Product Description: In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon. From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Much Ado About Nothing, from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog to The Avengers, the works of Whedon have been the focus of increasing academic attention...read more
By Tanya R. Cochran (editor), David Lavery (editor), Cynthea Masson (editor) and Rhonda V. Wilcox (editor)

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9780815633648 | Syracuse Univ Pr, March 15, 2014, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon.

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9780815610380 | Syracuse Univ Pr, March 15, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In an age when geek chic has come to define mainstream pop culture, few writers and producers inspire more admiration and response than Joss Whedon.

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Product Description: The release of both his horror flick The Cabin in the Woods and the box-office sensation, Marvel's The Avengers saw the return to creative and critical success of Joss Whedon.After establishing himself as a premier cult creator, the man who gave us great television with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and web series Dr Horrible's Sing-along Blog, as well as comic books including Fray and Astonishing X-Men, finally became the filmmaker he'd long dreamed of being...read more

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9781848850309, titled "Joss Whedon a Creative Portrait: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Marvel's the Avengers" | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, December 24, 2013, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The release of both his horror flick The Cabin in the Woods and the box-office sensation, Marvel's The Avengers saw the return to creative and critical success of Joss Whedon.

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Product Description: As a natural heir to the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series’ cultural footprint both in North America and abroad...read more
By David Lavery (editor)

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9781770410206 | E C W Pr, October 1, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: As a natural heir to the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this collection of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series’ cultural footprint both in North America and abroad.

By David Lavery (editor)

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9780813130149 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, July 29, 2011, cover price $60.00

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Product Description: The idea for this book began with David Lavery's 2007 column for flowtv.org. 'The Crying Game: Why Television Brings Us to Tears' asked us to consider that 'age-old mystery': tears. The respondents to David's initial survey - Michele among them - didn't agree on anything...read more
By David Lavery (editor)

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9781443821605 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, July 1, 2010, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: The idea for this book began with David Lavery's 2007 column for flowtv.

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Product Description: Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls. Adored by fans and celebrated by critics for its sophisticated wordplay and compelling portrayal of a mother-daughter relationship, this contemporary American TV program finally gets its due as a cultural production unlike any other, one that is beholden to Hollywood’s screwball comedies of the 1930s, steeped in intertextual references, and framed as a "kinder, gentler kind of cult television series" in this tightly focused yet wide-ranging collection...read more
By David Lavery (editor)

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9780815632399 | Syracuse Univ Pr, March 30, 2010, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Bringing together seventeen original essays by scholars from around the world, Screwball Television offers a variety of international perspectives on Gilmore Girls.

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By David Lavery (editor)

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9780813125688 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Kentucky, January 15, 2010), cover price $50.00

The Ultimate Unauthorized Resource to the Stories Behind Lost Lost is a complex and mysterious tale, one that draws on many sources for its themes and ideas―sources you must understand to become an advanced Lost expert. Lost's Buried Treasures is the ultimate unauthorized guide to the ideas that have influenced the show and its writers―and is completely updated through Season Five. Explore:    Books and movies important to the show and how they are connected    Geographical clues    New and old theories    Musical references and the meaning behind the incredible soundtrack    The best online resources    The video and role-playing games and what they've revealed    Cast, writer, and director biographies    And much more NO TRUE LOST FAN SHOULD EVER WATCH AN EPISODE WITHOUT THIS CRUCIAL GUIDE IN HAND. Explore all the interconnected stories and mysterious references that make the show so fascinating. DISCLAIMER: This book is an independent work of commentary, criticism, and scholarship. Neither this book, nor its author and publisher, are authorized, endorsed or sponsored by, or affiliated in any way with the copyright and trademark owner of Lost and/or the creators of Lost.

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9781402222818 | 3 edition (Sourcebooks Inc, January 1, 2010), cover price $12.99 | About this edition: The Ultimate Unauthorized Resource to the Stories Behind Lost Lost is a complex and mysterious tale, one that draws on many sources for its themes and ideas―sources you must understand to become an advanced Lost expert.
9781402210310 | 1 edition (Sourcebooks Inc, November 1, 2007), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: The hit show Lost is a television phenomenon-and what brings fans back are the layers of clues that mystify and intrigue.

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9781402246241 | 3 edition (Sourcebooks Inc, January 1, 2010), cover price $9.99

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Product Description: Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995). Though certainly not the first young woman to be the center of a television series, Angela Chase and the show about her life were doing something new on television and influenced many of the shows about young people that followed...read more
By Michele Byers (editor) and David Lavery (editor)

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9780739116913 | Lexington Books, September 5, 2007, cover price $90.00

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9780739116920 | Lexington Books, September 15, 2007, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Dear Angela includes fourteen critical essays that examine the brief-lived but landmark television series, My So-Called Life (1994-1995).

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Offers an in-depth look at the secrets behind the island and its castaways, and explores such questions as 'Who holds the spiritual key to the island?', 'What does it mean to be lost?', and 'Does technology save or doom the Lost generation?'

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9781402209178 | 2 rev upd edition (Sourcebooks Inc, March 16, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Offers an in-depth look at the secrets behind the island and its castaways, and explores such questions as 'Who holds the spiritual key to the island?
9781402207266 | Sourcebooks Inc, April 1, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Examines the mysteries, plotlines, and characters of the popular ABC network series, 'Lost,' and explores the spiritual and philsophical concerns of the show.

By David Lavery (editor)

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9781845112219 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, September 19, 2006, cover price $21.00

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A collection of essays provides a detailed look behind the scenes of one of television's most popular series, offering a character and episode guide, a timeline, and a study of such topics as the characterization of Tony Soprano, Italian-American womanhood, the use and abuse of family values, and more. Original. (An HBO series, starring James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, and others) (Performing Arts)
By David Lavery (editor)

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9781845111212 | Tauris Academic Studies, March 16, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Presents a collection of essays analyzing the popular television drama for its impact on popular culture and its depiction of contemporary issues such as crime, violence, law enforcement, and family life.

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Product Description: After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television. This fascinating book includes classic articles on the show by Geoffrey O'Brien and Bill Wyman (first published in the New York Review of Books and Salon...read more
By Sara Lewis Dunne (editor) and David Lavery (editor)

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9780826418029 | Continuum Intl Pub Group, February 1, 2006, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television.

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9780826418036 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 1, 2006, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: After a slow and inauspicious beginning, Seinfeld broke through to become one of the most commercially successful sitcoms in the history of television.

In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano. Tony is in no mood for conciliation, but neither is Junior, who warns his nephew not to return unless he is armed: "Come heavy," he insists, "or not at all." As a work of popular culture, a ground-breaking television series, and a cultural phenomenon, The Sopranos always "comes heavy," not just with weaponry but with significance. The cultures of the United States, Great Britain and Canada, Australia, and even Italy (where it premiered in the spring of 2001) have come under its influence and contributed to the cultural conversation about it. Talk, discourse, about The Sopranos has migrated far beyond the water cooler, and not all of it has been praise.David Chase's The Sopranos has also received starkly contradictory critical assessments. In the eyes of Ellen Willis (whose seminal essay in The Nation is reprinted in this volume), for example, the HBO series is "the richest and most compelling piece of television―no, of popular culture―that I've encountered in the past twenty years... a meditation on the nature of morality, the possibility of redemption, and the legacy of Freud." Others have condemned it for racial and sexist stereotypes, excessive violence, and profanity. These eighteen essays consider many facets of The Sopranos: its creation and reception, the conflicting roles of men and women, the inner lives of the characters, obesity, North Jersey, the role of music, and even how food contributes to the story.
By David Lavery (editor)

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9780231127806 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano.

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9780756774813 | Diane Pub Co, February 2, 2004, cover price $25.00
9780231127813 | Columbia Univ Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano.

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Product Description: Umberto Eco once observed that parody "must never be afraid of going too far. If its aim is true, it simply heralds what others will later produce, unblushing, with impassive and assertive gravity." In a cautionary attempt to dissuade those who may be tempted, Teleparody fearlessly does go too far in its compilation of reviews of not-yet-existing, but all-too-possible contributions to television studies...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Angela Hague (editor) and David Lavery (editor)

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9781903364406 | Wallflower Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Umberto Eco once observed that parody "must never be afraid of going too far.

Product Description: In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano. Tony is in no mood for conciliation, but neither is Junior, who warns his nephew not to return unless he is armed: "Come heavy," he insists, "or not at all...read more

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9781903364451 | Gardners Books, October 23, 2002, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano.
9781903364444 | Gardners Books, August 12, 2002, cover price $30.90 | About this edition: In a first-season episode of The Sopranos, Tony Soprano is once again in conflict with his uncle Carrado "Junior" Soprano.

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Product Description: For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art. Bad television―predictable, commercial, exploitative―simply yields to the forces...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By David Lavery (editor) and Rhonda V. Wilcox (editor)

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9780742516809 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 1, 2002, cover price $108.00 | About this edition: For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art.

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9780742516816 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, March 1, 2002, cover price $37.00 | About this edition: For every television series, the original vision grows within a press of forces-both social and artistic expectations, conventions of the business, as well as conventions of the art.

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Product Description: The X Files is as complex and controversial a phenomenon as the television series Twin Peaks was in the early 1990s. Mysterious and macabre episodes, led by fictional FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, captivate devotees week after week...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Marla Cartwright (editor), Angela Hague (editor) and David Lavery (editor)

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9780815627173 | Syracuse Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The X Files is as complex and controversial a phenomenon as the television series Twin Peaks was in the early 1990s.

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9780815604075 | Syracuse Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The essays in this groundbreaking work constitute a serious look at this controversial-and phenomenally popular -- television show.

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Product Description: Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to know about Twin Peaks. This fascinating collection of essays considers David Lynch's politics, the enigmatic musical score, and the show's cult status, treatment of family violence, obsession with doubling, and silencing of women...read more
By David Lavery (editor)

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9780814325063 | Wayne State Univ Pr, January 1, 1995, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Full of Secrets contains virtually everything you need to know about Twin Peaks.

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Product Description: David Lavery argues persuasively that those intrigued by the challenge of perfecting a world ruled solely by human artifice are increasingly committed to abandoning the Earth. Writers ranging from physicists to rock stars salt their works with references—which Lavery calls "evolutionary Freudian slips"—revealing genuine "extraterrestrial urges...read more

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9780809317677 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: David Lavery argues persuasively that those intrigued by the challenge of perfecting a world ruled solely by human artifice are increasingly committed to abandoning the Earth.

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