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January 23 2014

New edition of the academic journal Slayage. "We Are Not Who We Are": Critical Reflections on The Cabin in the Woods. Guest-edited by Kristopher Woofter and Jasie Stokes, this double issue features an introductory essay by the guest editors, along with nine essays on the film.

July 04 2012

Slayage conference brings Joss Whedon academics to Vancouver. "The fifth biannual Slayage conference occupies UBC's Allard Hall from July 12th to 15th. Academics from around the world and across disciplines will be in town to discuss the multiplicity of Whedonverse creations."

July 22 2008

Profs slip Dr. Horrible into political discourse. Philosophy professor John Holbo (of the National University of Singapore) on the implications of neo-Disraelism versus anarchism, with references to Dr. Horrible. More...

February 21 2008

"Buffy: Gender and Sci-fi" Lecture in NYC. Free, public Buffy lecture hosted by CUNY's LGBT dept. Friday Feb. 29th. More...

September 02 2006

Buffy Deconstructed. More than three years after the last vampire was staked, the show's cult status continues to grow and perhaps more interestingly, it has become a favorite topic in the academic community.

July 30 2006

Call For Papers: Critical Studies in Television (CST) is asking for proposals for a book of essays on Firefly and Serenity. Two American academics, Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, ask for up to 500-word proposals by September 1, 2006. More...

October 06 2005

Slayage Vol. 18 now online. Some very good reading material here about the Buffyverse: the Summer's house, Cordy, Fred and Illyria and Joss' evolution of the vampire mythology and the soul all get covered. Go and have a look.

August 15 2005

2006 Slayage Conference CFP. Apparently proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2005.

July 01 2005

Slayage: Number 17 now online. As ever some superb essays courtesy of This volume mainly focuses its attention on ethnicity and music in the Buffyverse.

June 21 2005

"The Aesthetics of culture in BtVS" is the latest academic study of BtVS. Due out in Dec 2005, this book offers "an in-depth examination of the show: first, through the lens of Buffy's confrontation with culture, and second, from the complex perspectives of the individual characters".

May 20 2003

NPR's Talk of the Nation to discuss Buffy, possibly with Marti Noxon Scratch that, it's David Lavery, not Marti Noxon.

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