UPDATE: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel/Firefly: Slayage Conference (10/31/05; 5/26/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Wilcox Rhonda
contact email: 

Keynote speaker announced:

CFP: The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC2), Gordon College,
Barnesville, Georgia, USA, May 26-28, 2006
UPDATE: Professor Michael Adams of North Carolina State University,
author of Slayer Slang, joins Roz Kaveney as a confirmed keynote
Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery, coeditors of Fighting the Forces: What's
at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Slayage: The Online
International Journal of Buffy Studies (www.slayage.tv), solicit your
proposal for the second Slayage Conference: The Slayage Conference on
the Whedonverses (SC2), sponsored by Gordon College and Middle Tennessee
State University. This conference dedicated to the imaginative universes
of Joss Whedon-the Jossverses or Whedonverses-will be held on the campus
of Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia, May 26-28, 2006. Roz Kaveney
and Michael Adams will deliver keynote lectures. 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 or the forthcoming movie
Serenity, his comics (e.g. Fray), or any element of the work of Joss
Whedon and collaborating creators such as writer Jane Espenson, composer
Christophe Beck, production designer Carey Meyer, actor Alexis Denisof,
or director of photography Michael Gershman. 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.
We invite discussions of the text, the social context, the audience, the
producers, the production, and more. For a lengthy but not exhaustive
list of possible topics, see www.slayage.tv; consider also consulting
the work-in-progress Encyclopedia of Buffy Studies, also at the Slayage
journal. All proposals/abstracts should demonstrate familiarity with
already-published scholarship in the field-in Fighting the Forces, in
Reading the Vampire Slayer (both editions), in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
and Philosophy, in Slayer Slang, in Slayage, etc.
      Papers are limited to a maximum reading time of 20 minutes. Send
title, proposal/abstract of 200-300 words, and requests for AV
(VCR/monitor, DVD player, overhead projector, and slide projector only)
along with contact information: (1) name, (2) institutional affiliation
(or notation that you are an independent scholar), (3) email address
typed within the body of the message, (4) snail mail address, (5)
telephone number. 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). Both the proposal/abstract
and the contact information must be included in the body of an email
message; also include both the proposal/abstract and contact information
in a Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format attachment. (The attachment is
optional; the inclusion of the proposal/abstract and contact information
in the body of the email is required.) Please submit your proposals to
wilcox.rhonda_at_gmail.com. (Please note that another person possesses the
email address with the surname second. Please also note that this email
is for conference business only.) If you wish to propose a prearranged,
complete session of multiple presenters, make sure to include the
contact information for all presenters.
      Proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2005.=20
Slayage Editorial Board Members
David Lavery, Ph.D., editor; Professor of English, Middle Tennessee
State University; coeditor of Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer=20
Rhonda Wilcox, Ph.D., coeditor; Professor of English, Gordon College
(Georgia); author of Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire
Slayer and coeditor of Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the
Vampire Slayer=20
Michael Adams, Ph.D., Professor of English, North Carolina State
University,; author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon=20
Stacey Abbott, Ph.D., Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, University
of Surrey Roehampton; editor of Reading Angel=20
Gerry Bloustien, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Communication Studies and
Media Production, University of South Australia, Adelaide; author of
Girl Making: A Cross-Cultural Ethnography on the Processes of Growing up
Lynne Edwards, Ph.D., Chair, Communications, Ursinus College,
Pennsylvania; author of The Other Sunnydale: Representations of
Blackness in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Lexington Books/Rowman &
Littlefield, forthcoming); coeditor, Watcher Junior (Slayage's sister
journal for undergraduate-level work)=20
Greg Erickson, Ph.D., Director of Classical Music, Brooklyn Conservatory
of Music (New York)=20
Roz Kaveney, editor of Reading the Vampire Slayer (revised edition)=20
Don Keller, editor of The Horns of Elfland=20
Tanya Krzywinska, Ph.D., Reader, Film and Television Studies, Brunel
University (London); author of A Skin for Dancing in: Possession,
Witchcraft, and Voodoo in Film=20
Elizabeth L. Rambo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Campbell
University (North Carolina)=20
Jana Riess, Ph.D., author of What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as
Spiritual Guide=20
James South, Ph.D., chair, Philosophy, Marquette University; editor of
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale

Sue Turnbull, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, LaTrobe
University (Australia); author of Bite Me: Narrative Structures and
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Professor of English
Gordon College
Barnesville, GA 30204

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