Foucault News

News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Robin Jeffrey

“In every generation a slayer is born. One girl in all the world, the Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer” (Buffy).  For more than seven seasons, fans of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer tuned in weekly and heard this prophecy of the Slayer. The knowledge of being the Slayer and the power that comes with that title changed the entire course of Buffy’s life, shaping her and those around her, including her younger sister, Dawn.

Buffy (top right) and Dawn (bottom left) Buffy (top right) and Dawn (bottom left)

In the final season of the show, the audience learns that there are hundreds of girls, scattered across the globe that are all potential slayers. Anyone of these girls could be the next Slayer, not yet imbued with the same level of power as Buffy, but still possessing instincts…

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