Saturday, November 09, 2002

The latest in academic circles - Buffy Studies... Yes, this is somewhat old news to those of us sad, grown adults hooked on teen supernatural dramas who heard rumblings about this earlier in the year - but the convention does sound like your typical tweed and meade drinking crowd. Here's a highlight of some of the program:
Jowett: Drusilla: Disruptive Monster, Dark Goddess, Daddy’s Girl.
C. Walmsley: Good Girls Go To Hell – The ‘Other’ Willow
P. Aloi: Leaves of Dark Willow: Beyond the Metaphor of Magical Addiction
E. Rambo: Yeats’s Entropic Gyre and Season Six of BtVS
S. Abbott: Walking a fine line between Angel and Angelus
M. Money: Pylea: A Fairytale for the Buffyverse
J.Hodson: "You made a wish to someone you’ve never seen before?": the dangerous power of speech acts in BtVS
L. Hills: Blood sausage, bangers, and mash: British English and Britishness in ‘BtVS’
A. Jenkins / S.Stuart: Extending Your Mind: The Role Of Non-Standard Perlocutionary Acts In Buffy
L.C.Patton: Horror, Hope and Heroes: Practical Theology in BtVS
J. South: ‘They show up, they scare us, I beat them up, and they leave’: the Dialectic of Self-Knowledge in BtVS
Pathologizing Marginality: Sickness, Limnality, and Otherness in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
C. Wardell: Taking the Initiative: Science and Agency in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
S. Beeler: Overloading the Operator: Computers, Sex and Magic
B.Jacob: Los Angelus: The City of Angel
C.Thomson: She Who Hangs Out in Graveyards (and Libraries): A Heterotopology of Sunnydale
Wouldn't that be a conference worth attending?? For more PoMo-Textual fun, you can view it at Slayage - the online Journal for Buffy Studies... I don't know what these folks are going to do when the poor series goes off the air next year...

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