TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural - ECW Press

TV Goes to Hell: An Unofficial Road Map of Supernatural

Lavery, David

  • 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.

    The book explores topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and offers a brief guide to all the episodes as well.

    Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history.

    Contributors to the collection come from the U.S., the UK, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Spain, and Austria.

  • David Lavery is Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. He is the author of numerous essays and reviews, and the author/editor/co-editor of 17 books including Joss Whedon: Conversations and The Essential Cult TV Reader. Stacey Abbott is Reader in Film and Television Studies at Roehampton University. She is the editor/co-editor of Reading Angel: The TV Spin-off with a Soul, (with Simon Brown) Investigating Alias: Secrets and Spies, and (with Deborah Jermyn) Falling in Love Again: Romantic Comedy in Contemporary Cinema, and is the general editor for Tauris’s Investigating Cult TV series.

  • Published: October 2011

    ISBN: 9781770410206

    Dimensions: 6 x 9 in.

    Pages: 344


"The writers clearly know their show lore, utilizing it to examine topics ranging from religion to feminism, fandom to the business aspect of television." — San Francisco Book Review