The Worlds of Whedon, at York Explore

Thursday 1st November 18:30 - 19:30 at York Explore, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS

In this Big City Read talk at York Explore, Professor Matthew Pateman will celebrate, challenge, contest and debate the impact of Joss Whedon's work on the 21st century televisual culture.

Few television producers have had the impact and influence both on TV and the broader fabric of popular culture in the early 21st century than Joss Whedon. From his iconic Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to the complex Dollhouse; from creating universes entirely his own such as Firefly, to inhabiting the Marvel world as Executive Producer of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Whedon’s works have re-defined what long-form serial drama can do. He has done this against a backdrop of staggering technological, regulatory and financial change.

Waterstones will be selling copies of Matthew's book, Joss Whedon, and he will also be signing.

Author’s Biography:
Professor Matthew Pateman is the Head of the Media Department at Edge Hill University.
“I’ve made a career out of teaching, and writing about, the novels, poems, plays, films, TV shows, music, ideas, cultures and histories that enthrall, amuse, affect, delight, challenge, embolden and move me. This career has taken me around the UK and Europe, the USA and Canada, allowed me to teach in India, to meet heroes and icons. I have met and made friends with people of diverse backgrounds and differing aspirations whose minds have enriched mine, whose ideas have developed mine, whose generosity has thrilled me: these students and scholars – from Scarborough to Saskatoon; from Arkansas to Ahmedabad; from Oslo to Ormskirk – make each day a joy.”

Further details: 01904 552828

York Explore, Library Square, York, YO1 7DS

Thursday 1st November 18:30 - 19:30

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