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SC4:The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (fourth biennial)
full name / name of organization:
Rhonda V. Wilcox / Gordon College; Whedon Studies Association; Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association
SC4: The Fourth Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses
Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies (www.slayageonline.com) and the Whedon Studies Association solicit your proposal for the fourth Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC4), sponsored by Flagler College. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon—the Jossverse(s) or Whedonverse(s)—will be held on the campus of Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida, June 3-6, 2010. Drs. Tamara and James Wilson of Flagler’s Department of English will be local arrangements chairs.
We welcome a proposal of 200-300 words (or an abstract of a completed paper) on any aspect of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, his comics (e.g. Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight), or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators. We invite presentations from the perspective of any discipline: literature, history, communications, film and television studies, women’s studies, philosophy, religion, linguistics, music, cultural studies, and others. Discussions of the text, the social context, the audience, the producers, the production, and more are all appropriate. For a lengthy but not exhaustive list of possible topics, see http://slayageonline.com/SC4/topics.doc. All proposals/abstracts should demonstrate familiarity with already-published scholarship in the field, which includes over a score of books and, of course, eight years of Slayage.
Papers are limited to a maximum reading time of 20 minutes. Please fill out the Word form to be found at http://slayageonline.com and send as an e-mail attachment to program chairs Dr. David Lavery and Dr. Rhonda V. Wilcox via firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals for complete panels are also accepted. Submissions by undergraduates and graduate students are welcome; however, undergraduate students should provide the name, email, and phone number of a faculty member willing to consult with them (the faculty member does not need to attend).
Proposals must be submitted by December 1, 2009. Requests for extensions after that date will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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