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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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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 singalong!

Devotees of Buffy the Vampire Slayer will be aware of the many experiments with genre that the series carried out, most notably the musical episode ‘Once more with feeling’ (season 6, episode 7). The episode explores ideas of communication and … Continue reading

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Juliet Landau: Vampire Documentary

Dread Central here with an interview with the fabulous Juliet Landau, who has worked with Tim Burton and played the delightfully creepy Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is now producing a documentary on vampires, A Place Among the … Continue reading

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Various CFPs: October 2015

There are a few CFPs for conferences and publications nearing their deadline, so I’m bundling them together on this page: Domestic Entanglements in the Works of Joss Whedon (Edited Collection) (Deadline: 1 Nov 2015) Call for Papers Haunted Europe: Continental … 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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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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