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Master of Arts in English Composition
In the critically acclaimed television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, writer-director Joss Whedon revises the trope of monster slaying into a contemporary feminist Slayer mythology. This thesis explores how Buffy's Slayer mythology revises gender conventions performed by Greek Demigods myths, specifically Apollodorus' rendition of the myths in the Library of Greek Mythology.
Yerima, Adam Kem, "From demigods to slayers: Contemporary mythology and gender economies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3598.