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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Family Melodrama

This presentation argues that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series is a family melodrama that displays many of the same conventions as television soap operas. The show is highly melodramatic, focusing upon the heightened emotional states that exist within families and emphasizing women’s experiences and female heroism.

Presenter: Sandra Evans (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Film Studies
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 1:30 pm (Session III)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.