CFP: SC3: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (10/31/07; 6/5/08-6/8/08)

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David Lavery
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CFP: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3), Henderson State
University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, USA, June 5-8, 2008

Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery, co-editors of Fighting the Forces: What's at
Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Slayage: The Online International
Journal of Buffy Studies (, solicit your proposal for the
third Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3),
sponsored by Henderson State University. This conference dedicated to the
imaginative universe(s) of Joss Whedon-the Jossverse or Whedonverse(s)-will
be held on the campus of Henderson State in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, June 5-8,
2008. Dr. Kevin Durand, Associate Professor of Philosophy at HSU, will be
the local arrangements chair.

We welcome proposal of 200-300 words (or an abstract of a completed paper)
on any aspect of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, his
comics (e.g. Fray, Astonishing X-Men, 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 All proposals/abstracts should
demonstrate familiarity with already-published scholarship in the field,
which includes over a score of books, hundreds of articles, and, of course,
six years of Slayage.

Papers are limited to a maximum reading time of 20 minutes. Since, all rooms
at the conference site are fully equipped, presenters can anticipate using
DVDs, Power Point, the Internet, visual presenters in their talks. Please
fill out the Word form to be found at and send as an e-mail
attachment. 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). Please submit your proposals to

If you wish to propose a pre-arranged, complete session of multiple
presenters, fill out (and send as an e-mail attachment, the form to be found

Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2007.

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