David Lavery

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Lavery at a conference in New Orleans in 2011

David Lavery (August 27, 1949 – August 30, 2016) was a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University who specialized in studying pop culture, especially television. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Chair in Film & Television at Brunel University in London.[1][2][3] He authored or edited over 20 books on popular culture,[4] including Conversations with Joss Whedon.[5]

He co-produced (with George Tennyson) Owen Barfield: Man and Meaning (1994; directed and edited by Ben Levin), a documentary portrait of Owen Barfield.[6]

Lavery was considered an expert on several television series, including The Sopranos,[7] Lost, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.[8][9]

Partial bibliography[edit]

Authored Works[edit]

  • Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age[10]

Edited works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (July 2008) "Analysing The Sopranos", Brunel News. Issue no 101; accessed January 2012.
  2. ^ McClinton-Temple, Jennifer; Velie, Alan (January 1, 2009). Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. Infobase Publishing. p. 441. ISBN 978-1-4381-2087-4. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ "English Department Profiles, MTSU". Mtsu.edu. Archived from the original on 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  4. ^ De Gennaro, Nancy (August 31, 2016). "MTSU professor and 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' expert dies". Daily News Journal. Retrieved 2 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Lavery, David; Burkhead, Cynthia (2011). Joss Whedon: Conversations. Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-60473-925-1. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ Barfield, Owen A. (January 1, 1999). A Barfield Reader: Selections from the Writings of Owen Barfield. Wesleyan University Press. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8195-6361-3. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Lavery, David (July 29, 2011). The Essential Sopranos Reader. University Press of Kentucky. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-8131-3014-9. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "News". Slayageonline.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  9. ^ "Joss Whedon, A Creative Portrait: from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" to "Marvel's The Avengers"". Ibtauris.com. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  10. ^ Lavery, David (1992). Late for the Sky: The Mentality of the Space Age. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-1767-7. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  11. ^ Edgerton, Gary Richard; Jones, Jeffrey P. (2008). The Essential HBO Reader. University Press of Kentucky. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-8131-7265-1. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lavery, David; Hague, Angela; Cartwright, Marla (1996). Deny All Knowledge: Reading The X Files. Syracuse University Press. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-8156-2717-3. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ Wilcox, Rhonda; Lavery, David (2002). Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-7425-1681-6. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ Lavery, David (March 16, 2006). Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-121-2. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ Lavery, David (September 19, 2006). Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By. I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84511-221-9. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  16. ^ Lavery, David (2002). This Thing of Ours: Investigating The Sopranos. Wallflower Press. ISBN 978-1-903364-44-4. Retrieved August 4, 2013.