Joss Whedon as Shakespearean moralist : narrative ethics of the Bard and the Buffyverse / J. Douglas Rabb and J. Michael Richardson ; foreword by Kim Fedderson
- Foreword by Kim Fedderson -- Introduction -- Joss Whedon, the Shakespeare for our time -- Shakespeare's brain and Whedon's brains: cognitive theory in narrative and ethics -- Joss Whedon's "big brain": the Espenson authorship -- Controversy -- Shakespeare and popular culture: uses and echos of the Bard in the Whedonverses and ours as well -- Persons, personation and character development: the transformative nature of narrative -- The moral imagination in Shakespeare: pre-modern and early modern ethics -- The moral imagination in Whedon: post-modern and post-Christian love ethics -- Reason and rules in ethics: the Parfit pathology -- Conclusion: narrative ethics in action.
- "This study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time arguing that Whedon's work is more in harmony with the early modern values of Shakespeare than with modern ethics Included is a detailed discussion of representative works of Shakespeare and Whedon, showing how they can and should be read as forms of narrative ethics"--
- 9780786474400 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786474408 (softcover : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-211) and index.
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