17-19 October 2007
Keynote Address: David Lavery: Keeping the Faith: Joss Whedon's "Religion in Narrative" and Contemporary Television
When all potential slayers became actual slayers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BtVS) was over. The question remains if, by its demise, BtVS turned all television series into potential Buffys. Is there a ‘before and after’ to television series, with BtVS occupying the point of transition? What are Buffy’s successors? What are Buffy’s predecessors? Have television series become Whedonesque? Is ‘quality television’ synonymous with Whedonesque? What is Whedonesque?
This is an interdisciplinary conference therefore, possible disciplines include but are not limited to: film studies, TV studies, media studies, cultural studies, feminist studies, masculinity studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer studies, transgender studies, literature, music, philosophy, sociology, history, architecture.
Proposals are invited for 20-minute presentations. Panel proposals for up to three speakers are also welcomed. Please send abstracts of no more than 350 words to:
Tuna Erdem, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstracts: 15th of June
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