Stuffing a rabbit in it: character, narrative and time in the Whedonverses

Lorna Jowett, Rhonda V Wilcox (Editor), Tanya R Cochran (Editor), Cynthea Masson (Editor), David Lavery (Editor)

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Abstract

This chapter examines ways in which Whedonverse TV shows apply and adapt conventional television strategies for developing character, foregrounding subjectivity as fluid and under construction. In relation to character, time can function to provide depth through direction, dynamism. Whether through point of view, narration, memory, or prophecy, perceptions of time and identity are always limited, contingent and open to interpretation: this examination focuses on memory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading Joss Whedon
Place of PublicationSyracuse, New York
PublisherSyracuse University Press
Pages297-311
Number of pages461
ISBN (Print)9780815610380
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameTelevision and popular culture

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Contingent
Developing Character
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Narration
Foregrounding

Keywords

  • Narrative
  • contemporary television
  • character
  • subjectivity
  • Joss Whedon
  • television series
  • time
  • memory

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Jowett, L., Wilcox, R. V. (Ed.), Cochran, T. R. (Ed.), Masson, C. (Ed.), & Lavery, D. (Ed.) (2014). Stuffing a rabbit in it: character, narrative and time in the Whedonverses. In Reading Joss Whedon (pp. 297-311). (Television and popular culture). Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press.
Jowett, Lorna ; Wilcox, Rhonda V (Editor) ; Cochran, Tanya R (Editor) ; Masson, Cynthea (Editor) ; Lavery, David (Editor). / Stuffing a rabbit in it : character, narrative and time in the Whedonverses. Reading Joss Whedon. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2014. pp. 297-311 (Television and popular culture).
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Reading Joss Whedon. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2014. p. 297-311 (Television and popular culture).

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