A Supernatural Politics: Essays on Social Engagement, Fandom and the Series
|Title||A Supernatural Politics: Essays on Social Engagement, Fandom and the Series|
|Creator(s)||by y Lisa Macklem (Author, Editor), Dominick Grace (Author, Editor)|
|Release Date||April 9, 2020|
From the Publisher:
- What makes a horror television drama interesting? Like any other drama, it is often the character development or plot, and this certainly applies to the dramatically-resonant Supernatural and its beloved characters. However, Supernatural has achieved a dedicated fandom and a record-breaking 15-season run by skillfully engaging with the social reality inhabited by the show's audience. Additionally, the show plays with the fourth wall by having an in-world fandom for the main characters. Supernatural's many layers have garnered the attention of academics who analyzed the show's engagement with diverse topics such as the #MeToo movement, consumerism, and the American Dream. This collection of essays studies the topical issues and politics that added depth and maturity to Supernatural, separated it fromX-Files knock-offs, and garnered the show its own cult following.