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Investigating Veronica Mars: essays on the teen detective series

Book


Abstract


  • During the course of its three seasons, Veronica Mars captured the attention of fans and

    academics alike. The 12 scholarly essays in this collection examine the show’s most compelling

    elements. Topics covered include vintage television, the search for the mother, fatherhood, the

    show’s connection to classical Greek paradigms, the anti-hero’s journey, rape narrative and

    meaning, and television fandom. Collectively, these essays reveal how a teen television show--

    equal parts noir, romance, social realism and father-daughter drama--became a worthy subject

    for scholarly study.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Wilcox, R. V. & Turnbull, S. E. (eds.) 2011, Investigating Veronica Mars: essays on the teen detective series, McFarland and Company Inc, Jefferson, North Carolina and London.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780786445349

Place Of Publication


  • Jefferson, North Carolina and London

Abstract


  • During the course of its three seasons, Veronica Mars captured the attention of fans and

    academics alike. The 12 scholarly essays in this collection examine the show’s most compelling

    elements. Topics covered include vintage television, the search for the mother, fatherhood, the

    show’s connection to classical Greek paradigms, the anti-hero’s journey, rape narrative and

    meaning, and television fandom. Collectively, these essays reveal how a teen television show--

    equal parts noir, romance, social realism and father-daughter drama--became a worthy subject

    for scholarly study.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Wilcox, R. V. & Turnbull, S. E. (eds.) 2011, Investigating Veronica Mars: essays on the teen detective series, McFarland and Company Inc, Jefferson, North Carolina and London.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9780786445349

Place Of Publication


  • Jefferson, North Carolina and London