Archive for the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Category

'Joss Whedon and Religion' Nominated for "Mr. Pointy Award"

Along with my co-editors, J. Ryan Parker and Tony Mills, I was quite pleased to receive this notification via email today. See all the 2014 finalists here: On behalf of the Whedon Studies Association’s Mr. Pointy jury, I am honored to notify you that your work, Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's […]

Tony Mills on "Buffyverse Fandom as Religion"

From time to time TheoFantastique explores aspects of fan cultures, and with this interview we talk to Tony Mills who discusses his contribution on the "Buffyverse Fandom as Religion" in Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, edited by Jennifer K. Stuller (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Tony Mills received a PhD in theology and culture […]

Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's Exploration of the Sacred

Joss Whedon and Religion Essays on an Angry Atheist’s Explorations of the Sacred Edited by Anthony R. Mills, John W. Morehead and J. Ryan Parker Foreword by K. Dale Koontz Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7290-1 Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1253-9 notes, bibliography, index softcover (6 x 9) 2013 Not Yet Published, Available Fall/Winter 2013 through McFarland About the Book […]

Call for Papers: Joss Whedon and Theology

CALL FOR PAPERS Joss Whedon and Theology The works of Joss Whedon — from his hit television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, to his popular comic book writing on Fray and X-Men, to his upcoming and highly anticipated Avengers film—are among the most influential pop culture phenomena of the last two decades. […]

Jana Riess - What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide - TheoFantastique Podcast 2.5

There has been a lot of discussion about various aspects of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but surprisingly, very little about the spiritual aspects of the television series and pop culture phenomenon. Thankfully this topic has been explored capably by Jana Riess in her book What Would Buffy Do?: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide (Jossey-Bass, […]

CFP: The SLAYAGE Conference on the Whedonverses

CFP: The SLAYAGE Conference on the Whedonverses (SCW5) University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada, July 12-15, 2012 Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association ( and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fifth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses, sponsored by the University of British Columbia. This conference dedicated […]

Call for Papers on Joss Whedon and the "Whedonverse"

The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Associations have issued a series of calls for papers including the following: Call for Papers: Science Fiction and Fantasy Area: The Works of Joss Whedon National PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference, April 20-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX Proposal submission deadline: December 15, […]

Jennifer's Body vs. Buffy's Body

From time to time Religion Dispatches includes articles and commentary that dovetail with the interests and perspectives of TheoFantastique. This was the case recently with an article by W. Scott Poole titled "Jennifer's Body and Why I Like Buffy's Body Better." Poole situates Jennifer's Body within the context of previous horror films that have incorporated a "raft […]

Jason Winslade Interview: Esotericism and Witchcraft in Entertainment and Commodification

Jason Winslade will receive his Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University this December. He currently is an adjunct professor at DePaul University, where he teaches interdisciplinary courses on occultism and culture, rites of passage, Irish myth and politics, comics, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Since 1993, he has been an active practitioner and initiate […]

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