Worlds of Whedon

Worlds of Whedon is a peer-reviewed book series which aims to contribute to the growing body of scholarship about the worlds of Joss Whedon.  Joss Whedon’s oeuvre includes writing, directing, and producing a number of hit television series, such as Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel, as well as cult favorite Firefly and its sequel motion picture Serenity, along with the controversial series Dollhouse. He is also a co-producer of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recent cinematic forays include The Cabin in the Woods, William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing along with the blockbusters, Marvel’s The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Whedon’s works have spawned a legion of fans, who create various types of homages to him, including fiction, films, and other forms of creative works, such as jewelry, clothing, etc.

Submitting Proposals for the Series

McFarland seeks proposals for book-length works.  A wide range of topics are welcome, for both monographs and edited volumes.  Each query should provide a thorough description of the project focusing on its unique qualities, relevance, and intended audience, and should also include a proposed outline and a brief summary of the presence or absence of similar books on the topic.  Full proposals should also include an annotated outline, draft introduction, sample chapter, length estimate (70,000-word to 100,000-word projects are preferred), comments on special elements (such as artwork or photos), and a resume or curriculum vitae.

Please send proposals to the series editor, Sherry Ginn, at: [email protected].

For general guidelines for prospective authors, please refer to McFarland’s author resource center. For questions not covered there, please contact Natalie Foreman.

Related Titles

Blood Relations: Chosen Families in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
The Literary Angel: Essays on Influences and Traditions Reflected in the Joss Whedon Series
The Truth of Buffy: Essays on Fiction Illuminating Reality
Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts
Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television
Buffy and the Heroine’s Journey: Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One
The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays
Power and Control in the Television Worlds of Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays
Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom
At Home in the Whedonverse: Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life
Faith and Choice in the Works of Joss Whedon
Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer
The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992–2010
Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist’s Explorations of the Sacred
The Aesthetics of Culture in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon as Shakespearean Moralist: Narrative Ethics of the Bard and the Buffyverse
The Existential Joss Whedon: Evil and Human Freedom in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Serenity
Sexual Rhetoric in the Works of Joss Whedon: New Essays