How Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Feminism Influenced Guinevere

My monthly Spellbound Scribes post…

Spellbound Scribes

That may be the oddest blog title I’ve ever written.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the society and culture around us impacts the work we produce as writers. What got me on this train of thought? Well, I’m working on a non-fiction book on the evolution of the character of Guinevere in literature from the Welsh triads through my own novels. My thesis is that each version of Guinevere reflects the society in which and for which she was written.

And this is true of my own version. I started writing her in 1999. The 1990s, especially the late 90s, were a time when women were coming into their own in pop culture. It’s the time that started what we now call “Third Wave Feminism.” (Buffy has even been cited at as Third Wave Feminist Icon by The Atlantic.) Here’s the brief timeline:

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3 thoughts on “How Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Feminism Influenced Guinevere

  1. My favorite part of your books, I think, is that you made Guinevere a priestess – and why not! I never got into Buffy, but I love that popular culture influences modern Arthurian versions of the legend. Keep up the good work.

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