Transmediating the Whedonverse(s)

Essays on Texts, Paratexts, and Metatexts

  • Juliette C. Kitchens
  • Julie L. Hawk

About this book


This book explores the transmedial nature of the storyworlds created by and/or affiliated with television auteur, writer, and filmmaker, Joss Whedon. As such, the book addresses the ways in which Whedon’s storyworlds, or ‘verses, employ transmedia, both intrinsically as texts and extrinsically as these texts are consumed and, in some cases, reworked, by audiences. This collection walks readers through fan and scholar-fan engagement, intrinsic textual transmediality, and Whedon’s lasting influence on televisual and transmedia texts. In closing, the editors argue for the need to continue research into how the Whedonverse(s) lend themselves to transmedial study, engage audiences in ways that take advantage of multiple media, and encourage textual internalization of these engagements within audiences. 


Whedon Studies Whedonverse Transmedia Fandom Storyworlds

Editors and affiliations

  • Juliette C. Kitchens
    • 1
  • Julie L. Hawk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Writing and CommunicationNova Southeastern UniversityFort LauderdaleUSA
  2. 2.Department of EnglishThe University of West GeorgiaCarrolltonUSA

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