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Michael Goodrum is a lecturer in modern history at Christ Church Canterbury University. He has published articles and reviews in Social History, Literature Compass, Studies in Comics, and the Journal of American Culture. Goodrum has also contributed to edited collections and The Routledge Companion to Comics.
Philip Smith teaches English literature and theatre at Sekolah Tunas Muda, Jakarta. His research interests include Asian American alternative comics, Shakespeare in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and Holocaust literature.
AcknowledgmentsIntroductionMichael Goodrum & Philip SmithFilmography1. Firefly and the Space Western: Frontier Fiction on Fast-ForwardJohn Wills2: “A Man of Honor in a Den of Thieves:” War Veterans in Firefly and SerenityDavid Budgen3: “See What’s Inside:” Understanding the Reavers’ Posthuman Identity and Role
in Firefly and SerenityGareth Hadyk-Delodder & Laura Chilcoat4: At the “Corner of No and Where:” River’s Unmappable Body in the
Firefly/SerenityverseLisa Perdigao 5: “This is Where I Am . . . Ain’t a place of Wishes:” Kyriarchy and the Preservation of Power in Better DaysSamira Nadkarni6: Politics of Loss: The Historical World, “the Right Thing to Do,” and a Utopian Community in FireflyDennis Sobolev7: Speaking Chinese: Music and the Exotic in FireflyS. Andrew Granade8: “Where Does Any Story Begin?”: Book Chapters and Whedonverse ChoicesDean A. Kowalski9: Lighting Out for the Black: Firefly and the Suspicion of Governance StructuresAndrew Howe10: “They Couldn’t Let Us Profit, It Wouldn’t Be Civilized:” Economic Modalities and Core-Periphery Relationships in the Political Economy of Firefly-SerenityHoward Kahm 11: The Future Isn’t So Shiny: Blade Runner, Firefly, and the Effects of American Consumerism in Modern ChinaTara PrescottIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors
• Winner, 2016 Whedon Studies Association Book Award