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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 […]

Guest Review: Jess Peacock on The Avengers

The Avengers debuted in U.S. theaters last weekend with great success, having already set box office records in the U.K. In this guest essay Jess Peacock, who writes for The Crawlspace, provides a review that sheds light on why this film has been so well received. At one point in the new Marvel film The […]

Joss Whedon and Religion to be Published by McFarland

I received news today from my co-editor, Tony Mills, that McFarland Publishing has agreed to to publish our book Joss Whedon and Religion. The description from the accepted proposal: 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 […]

The Cabin in the Woods: Appreciation of the Monstrous and the Mythos of the Old Ones

Joss Whedon’s latest film, The Cabin in the Woods, has been out in theaters long enough now for a significant amount of reviews and commentary to be published on it. With few exceptions, the reviews have been positive, if not glowing. In this post I will supplement some of the commentary previously offered, and present […]

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. […]

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 (slayageonline.com) 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, […]

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