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Un-Warren-Ted: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Transgressive Fandom

  • Dustin Dunaway
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Abstract

Joss Whedon’s work is nothing if not attuned to other instances of popular culture. This recognition of media defines Whedon’s patois, transcending reference into popular culture as a language of its own. Whedon’s voracious appetite for popular culture not only informed his dialogue, but it affected his plotting as well. Twists and turns subvert the cliché in Whedon’s work. Not only does this influence Whedon’s work, but the way we feel about his work. Recognition of dialogue and reference become a uniting principle for the fandom. This unity comes with a price for Whedon, though, as fandom communities grow so powerful that they assume control over the narrative.

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  • Dustin Dunaway
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  1. 1.Department of English & CommunicationPueblo Community CollegePuebloUSA

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