Portrayals of Joan of Arc in Film:From Historical Joan to Her Mythological Daughters. Margaret Joan Maddox, Ph.D. Edwin Mellen, New York. 2008.
This is a study of six Joan of Arc movies that limit Joan’s heroism but lay the groundwork for the development of her fictional daughters, culminating in the true female hero: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although an academic study, the book is of interest to a general audience. Here are some of the peripheral portions.