"How do you like my darkness now?": women, violence, and the good "bad girl" in 'Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

KRAMER, Kaley (2017). "How do you like my darkness now?": women, violence, and the good "bad girl" in 'Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. In: YOUNG, Mallory and CHAPPELL, Julie A., (eds.) Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television, Fiction, and Film. New York and London, Palgrave Macmillan, 15-31.

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The representations of violent women in Joss Whedon's 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997-2003) and the development of this trope compare intriguingly with Charlotte Dacre's early nineteenth-century protagonist in 'Zofloya; or, The Moor' (1806). Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt and Jean Elshtain, this chapter argues that Whedon's exploration of the relationship between women and violence suggests ways in which to reconsider the consequences and responsibilities - as well as potentials - for women's use of violent means to oppose systematic oppression.

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Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-47259-1
Page Range: 15-31
Depositing User: Kaley Kramer
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 10:42
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 03:56
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21122

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