This project led to an edited collection of essays published by Ashgate in 2010, entitled "Sounds of the Slayer: Music, Sound and Silence in Buffy the Vampire Slayer". The collection interprets roles and functions of music and sound in this popular TV show through analyses of production, themes, scoring and source music, the critically acclaimed ‘musical’ episode, the special use of silence, and reception of music by fans.

A variety of critical approaches are taken from musicology, music theory, cultural studies, and media studies. Authors include noted Buffy scholars Rhonda Wilcox and Catherine Driscoll, with forewords and afterwords by Anahid Kassabian, Keith Negus, and Christophe Beck.

Staff from ICMuS

  • Paul Attinello (editor)

  • Janet Halfyard (Birmingham Conservatoire) and the late Vanessa Knights (School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University)