May 30, 2004

Buffyologist Conference


It's tough for scholars to be taken seriously when their subject is a TV show about a California blonde fighting evil in a high school built on a gateway to hell--Particularly when the title is as campy as "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Buffyologists from as far away as Singapore were presenting 190 papers on topics ranging from "slayer slang" to "postmodern reflections on the culture of consumption" to "Buffy and the new American Buddhism."

I didn't even think that many people watched that show. Sounds like it has a Trekkie-like following.

Posted by: Lawrenkm at 11:00 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Ah hem -- cover story on my issue of TV Guide this week: 25 Top Cult Shows Ever -- Buffy's ranking (by their yardstick): #3 (right between Farscape and the X-Files -- with Trek #1, of course, of course...)

Posted by: Ferro Lad at May 30, 2004 03:16 PM (ExOVV)

2 Oh Lawren, you need to have a Buffy night. You don't know what you're missing. The entire TV Guide list is on my site BTW.

Posted by: Brian D. at May 31, 2004 09:42 AM (AZu/1)

3 Watch it for a while Lawren... It's light years better than it's title would have you believe. Heck, I'll even loan you the dvd's.

Posted by: mike` at June 01, 2004 12:33 AM (NK5Q7)

4 IT'S MY FAVORITE SHOW! You must try it. It's really good. I was too at first put off by the title and connection to the twit movie. But the show is FAB! I doubt I'd go to a conference and present a paper though.

Posted by: GrumpyBunny at June 01, 2004 10:18 AM (w3aVF)

5 Yep, Buffy kicks ass. Frankly, that there's an academic conference on the topic is unsurprising, given the amount of crap conferences that are out there.

Posted by: Tony at June 01, 2004 07:41 PM (tjFjH)

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