Hero's Journey, Heroine's return? Buffy, Euridice and the Orpheus myth

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An examination of the multiple ways in which the Orpheus myth is articulated within the narrative of the TV show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Bibliographic note

Based on a paper originally commissioned by Opera North in 2007 for their symposium celebrating the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi's Orfeo; later presented as a long paper at the Slayage biennial conference at Henderson University, Arkansas.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReading Joss Whedon
EditorsRhonda V. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochrane, Cynthea Masson, David Lavery
Place of PublicationSyracuse, NY
PublisherSyracuse University Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780815652830
ISBN (Print)9780815633648, 9780815610380
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 2014

Author keywords

  • Television studies, media studies