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A Festive Post on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Over on our Facebook page, Bill has just shared an article by the AV Club, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer staked its claim to a twist on a Christmas classic’. It’s a very thoughtful article on the Season Three episode, ‘Amends’, which … Continue reading

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Vampires on the Big and Small Screen

I was a little sad to see this very cutting review of Eddie Murphy’s Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). Having watched it when I was ten with a friend, I remember quoting it for days. And, having recently re-watched it, I thought it … Continue reading

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A Vampire Documentary hosted by Drusilla

The actress who played everyone’s favourite twisted, sadistic, psychic vampire Drusilla, Juliet Landau is working on a documentary about vampires called A Place Among the Undead. The documentary will include interviews with Joss Whedon, Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris and Tim … Continue reading

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Why do humans love monsters?

It seems apt that I am watching the episode of Buffy in which Angel becomes Angelus as I write this but I stumbled over an interesting article on the BBC website about why people are compelled by the creatures they fear. Whilst … Continue reading

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CFP: Slayage Conference on Joss Whedon, Kingston University, 7-10 July 2016

This looks a fantastic conference on all things Whedonesque: Here are dates for the diary – Slayage – the Biennial Conference on the Whedonverse is coming to the UK in 2016. Here is the CFP. I hope to see loads … Continue reading

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Booking now: Daughter of Fangdom: Women and the Television Vampire

Just posting a reminder about this informative and entertaining event. Students should book before 18th March to get the cheap rate. I will be there hopefully doing some chairing and listening to the interesting talks. Look forward to seeing you. … Continue reading

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Happy 18th, Buffy!

My interest in vampire fiction and subsequent exploration of the genre of paranormal romance was initially aroused by the now-classic TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which is eighteen years old today. Created by Joss Whedon and combining wit and … Continue reading

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Matthew Jackson, ‘The enduring legacy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers’ room’

With interviews with Joss Whedon and the scriptwriters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Jackson looks at what made those scripts so special and the influence on writing for TV that this seminal programme has had.

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Alexandra Campbell, ‘Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines’

Alexandra Campbell, PhD student at the University of Glasgow, succinctly reviews here what looks to be an essential contribution to the critical literature on the vampire in literature and other media: Aspasia Stephanou’s book, Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines, … Continue reading

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David Castillo and William Egginton, ‘Dreamboat Vampires and Zombie Capitalists’

In this essay, David Castillo and William Egginton give a very thoughtful politicised analysis of the meaning of vampires and zombies in contemporary society. A very useful adjunct to the themes discussed in the OGOM book.

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