WorldCat Identities

Ginn, Sherry

Works: 10 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 1,374 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sherry Ginn
Joss Whedon's Dollhouse : confounding purpose, confusing identity by Sherry Ginn( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays contextualizes Joss Whedon's Dollhouse as a postmodern investigation into what makes us human and as an examination of how technology invariably transforms our identity and perhaps even our humanity. Together, these essays provide a provocative meditation on how one example of science fiction comments on the state of personal identity in a 21st-century society dependent on forms of technology that threaten the individual. This collection of essays examines the various characters and themes presented in the series throughout its two-year run on television. In addition
Our space, our place : women in the worlds of science fiction television by Sherry Ginn( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Our Space, Our Place: Women in the Worlds of Science Fiction Television, author Sherry Ginn explores the portrayals of female characters in popular Sci Fi television programs. The programs examined include The X-Files, Babylon 5, Farscape, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, and all five Star Treks. The major female characters on each program are discussed with respect to their quest to establish a sense of identity within their particular universe, as depicted on their series. By using current psychological and feminist theories, Ginn evaluates each character in terms that best exemplify the search for meaning and identity in women's lives."--BOOK JACKET
Power and control in the television worlds of Joss Whedon by Sherry Ginn( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study explores the myriad natural and supernatural methods Whedon's characters use to achieve power and control over unsuspecting friends and foes, including witchcraft and other paranormal means, love, aggression, and scientific devices such as psychosurgery and psychopharmacology. A catalog of characters and a complete list of episodes completes this valuable addition to the growing body of "Whedonverse.""--Provided by publisher
The sex is out of this world : essays on the carnal side of science fiction( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. The essays explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors"--Provided by publisher
The multiple worlds of Fringe : essays on the J.J. Abrams Science Fiction Series by Tanya R Cochran( )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In compiling this collection, the editors sought material as multifaceted as the series itself, devoting sections to specific areas of interest explored by both the writers of Fringe and of the essays: humanity, duality, genre, and viewership. Taken together, the section headings serve as a map to the many thematic readings the editors and contributors apply to Fringe"--
Time-travel television : the past from the present, the future from the past( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The worlds of Farscape : essays on the groundbreaking television series( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reversing a common science fiction cliché, Farscape follows the adventures of the human astronaut John Crichton after he is shot through a wormhole into another part of the universe. The series, which broke many of the so-called "rules" of science fiction, follows Crichton's attempts to survive in worlds that are often hostile to him and his friends"--
Who travels with the doctor? : essays on the companions of Doctor Who by Gillian I Leitch( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of new essays examines the role of the companion as an intermediate between viewers and the Doctor. The contributors discuss who travels with the Doctor and why, how they interact, how the companions influence the narrative and how their journeys change them"--
Marvel's Black Widow from spy to superhero : essays on an Avenger with a very specific skill set by Sherry Ginn( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First appearing in Marvel Comics in the 1960s, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, was introduced to movie audiences in Iron Man 2 (2010). Her character has grown in popularity with subsequent Marvel films, and fans have been vocal about wanting to see Black Widow in a titular role"--
The sex is out of this world : essays on the carnal side of science fiction( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.45 (from 0.26 for Joss Whedo ... to 0.89 for The sex is ...)

Our space, our place : women in the worlds of science fiction television
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