Tag Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2022: The Year of the Vampire

2022 is the YEAR of the VAMPIRE!! 100 years of Nosferatu, 125 years of Dracula, 150 years of Carmilla, 175 of Varney the Vampire, 25 years of Buffy and many more. OGOM has a special focus on vampire studies, so … Continue reading

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Vampire criticism: Slayage and Angel; Holly Black’s Coldtown

Angel, the tormented ‘vampire with a soul’, was, through his love affair with Buffy in Joss Whedon’s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997‒2003), one significant archetype of the romantic vampire of paranormal romance. Whedon then developed his character further … Continue reading

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CFPs: Buffy and the Bible, myth and fandom, fantasy blogs, Tropical Gothic

Some exciting calls for papers and articles: 1. Buffy and the Bible conference, University of Sheffield, 4-5 July 2019, deadline 18 March 2019 SIIBS and Sheffield Gothic are delighted to announce a two day interdisciplinary conference: ‘Buffy and the Bible’ … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: academia and Gothic heroines

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a foundational text in many ways–not least, for OGOM’s origins, being the series which, with its wit, humanity, and dark imagination led me into vampire studies. It’s probably the TV series most written about by … Continue reading

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Blogging Buffy for the 20th Anniversary (with Werewolves)

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, the Sheffield Gothic Reading Group have dedicated a series of blogs to this timeless element of popular culture. (I wrote my own personal reflections of my childhood with Buffy … Continue reading

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CFP: Let’s Go to Work: The Legacy of Angel – A Slayage Special Issue

On October 5th 1999, the first episode of Angel – the spin-off to Buffy the Vampire Slayer – aired on the WB. The television show ran for five seasons and ended with a bang – or at least with a … Continue reading

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More Buffy

Some more links celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon’s ground-breaking show had its antecedents and influences and, in turn, has influenced many high quality programmes since; these two links reveal some of the intertextual relationships … Continue reading

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Buffy: 20 years on

Some more interesting pieces on how important Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, twenty years after it was first shown. Lauren O’Callaghan’s article ‘20 years of the Slayer: How Buffy defined a generation of TV and movies‘ explores the series’ originality … Continue reading

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Buffy – My Childhood Companion

Happy Buffyversary! Bill has already blogged links to some wonderful articles about BtVS and below are a few more that may be of interest: The Guardian, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a feminist parable for everyone – including me’, Anthony Head … Continue reading

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Buffy: ‘academia’s most-studied pop cultural artifact’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was first shown twenty years ago this week. Its multi-layered cleverness, its wit and wordplay, the depth of its characterisation and its subtle feminism, have not faded. Its influence on TV has been huge and it … Continue reading

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