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Heidi Anne Heiner
(5/10/02 3:55:33 pm)
Scholarly Buffy
I know there are a lot of Buffy fans on board, so I thought I would pass along this extensive literature list for anyone who might be interested. It came across my library listserv.

A couple of recent scholarly books on Buffy include:

Red Noise: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Critical Television Studies
(working title), forthcoming from Duke University Press, 2002.

Lisa Parks and Elana Levine, Editors

Table of Contents

Lisa Parks and Elana Levine

Mary Celeste Kearney (TV & The Youth Market): The Changing Face of Youth
Television, or Why We all Love Buffy

Susan Murray (Stardom): I Know What You Did Last Summer: Sarah Michelle
Gellar and Cross-Over Teen Stardom

Lisa Parks (TV Writing): Behind Buffyspeak: An Interview with
Writer/Producer Jane Espenson

Annette Hill and Ian Calcutt (Reception): The UK Marketing and Reception
of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

Elana Levine (Feminism and Television): Buffy and the New Girl Order: Two
Waves of Television and Feminism

Margaret DeRosia (Queer Representation): Slayers, Sluts, Vampires,
Werewolves: Sexuality on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Allison McCracken (Masculinity/Spectatorship/Spinoff): Angels Body

Cynthia Fuchs (Ethnic Representation): Looking human is so overrated:
Race and displacement in Buffy and Roswell

Matthew Hills (Genre & Reading Formations): Reading the
(teen/star/vampire/cult) Romance: Buffy, Reading Formations and the Rising
Stakes of Generic

Jason Middleton (Fandom): Buffy as Femme Fatale: The Female Heroine and
the Male Cult Fan

Henry Jenkins III & Henry G. Jenkins IV (TV Violence and Generational
Politics): The Monsters Next Door: A Father-Son Dialogue about Buffy,
Moral Panic, and
Generational Differences

Amelie Hastie (TV Criticism & Cult Series): Buffys Popularity, Television
Criticism and Marketing Demands


Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Foreword: The Color of the Dark in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Camille Bacon-Smith, Author of "Enterprising Women" and "Science
Fiction Culture
Rhonda V. Wilcox (Gordon College) and David Lavery (Middle TN
State Univ)
Forces of Society and Culture: Gender, Generations, Violence,
Class, Race, and Religion
"Who Died and Made Her the Boss?" Patterns of Mortality in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rhonda V. Wilcox (Gordon College)
"My Emotions Give Me Power": The Containment of Girl's
Anger in Buffy
Elyce Rae Helford (Middle Tennessee State University
"I'm Buffy and You're . . . History": The Postmodern
Politics of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Patricia Pender (Stanford University)
Surpassing the Love of Vampires; or Why (and How) a Queer
Reading of Buffy/Willow is Denied
Farah Mendelsohn (Features editor for British Science
Fiction Journal, "Foundati
Choosing Your Own Mother: Mother-Daughter Conflicts in
J.P. Williams (North Carolina State University)
Staking in Tongues: Speech Act as Weapon in Buffy
Karen Eileen Overbey (New York University) Lahney
Preston-Matto(Montclair State)
Slaying in Black and White: Kendra as Tragic Mulatto in
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lynne Edwards (Ursinus College)
The Undemonization of Supporting Characters in Buffy
Mary Alice Money (Gordon College)
"Sometimes You Need a Story": American Christianity,
Vampires, and Buffy
Gregory Erikson (Medgar Evers College and Brooklyn
Conservatory of Music)
Darkness Falls on the Endless Summer: Buffy as Gidget for
the Fin de Sicle
Catherine Siemann (Columbia University)
Forces of Art and Imagination (Past): Vampires, Magic, and
Of Creatures and Creators: Buffy Does Frankenstein
Anita Rose (Concord College)
Sex and the Single Vampire: The Evolution of the Vampire
Lothario and Its Representation in Buffy
Diane DeKelb-Rittenhouse (writer)
"Digging the Undead": Death and Desire in Buffy
Elizabeth Krimmer (Mount Holyoke) and Shilpa Raval (Yale
Spirit Guides and Shadow Selves: From the Dream Life of
Buffy (and Faith)
Donald Keller (Fomer publisher/editor of Serconia Press)
Hubble-Bubble, Herbs and Grimoires: Magic, Manichaeanism,
and Witchcraft in Buffy
Tanya Kryzywinska (Brunel University, London)
Whose Side Are You On, Anyway? Children, Adults, and the
Use of Fairy Tales in Buffy
Sarah E. Skwire (The Liberty Fund)
Part III. Forces of Art and Imagination (Present): Fan
Relationships, Metaphoric and Real
Crossing the Final Taboo: Family, Sexuality, and Incest in
Buffyverse Fan Fiction
Katrina Busse(Tulane University)
"My Boyfriend's in the Band": Buffy and the Rhetoric of
S. Renee Dechert (Northwest College, Wyoming)
Buffy's Mary Sue is Jonathan: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Acknowledges the Fans
Justine Larbalestier (University of Sydney) Cliques, Boundaries, and Hierarchies in an
Internet Community
Amanda Zweerink (Advertising professional) and Sarah N.
Gatson (Texas A&M)

Also online is

"Community, Language and Postmoderism at the Mouth of Hell"
Full-text of a paper by Asim Ali, Department of American Studies,
University of Maryland, College Park

Middle Tennessee State University hosts the Online International Journal
of Buffy Studies, The Editorial Board of this
refereed journal includes faculty from University of California at Santa
Barbara, University of Wisconsin, Brunel University, Marquette
University, and Medgar Evers College. Past articles include:

Kevin McNeilly (University of British Columbia), Sue Fisher (University of
Alberta), and Christina Sylka (University of British Columbia), "Kiss the
Librarian, But Close the Hellmouth: Its Like a Whole Big Sucking Thing"

Aimee Fifarek (Louisiana State University), "Mind and Heart with Spirit
Joined: The Buffyverse as an Information System"

Martin Buinicki and Anthony Enns (University of Iowa), "Buffy the Vampire
Disciplinarian: Institutional Excess, Spiritual Technologies, and the New
Economy of Power"

Owen, Susan A. "Vampires, Postmodernity, and Postfeminism: Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Journal of Popular Film and Television 27.2 (1999): 24-31.

Registered User
(5/11/02 12:39:34 pm)
Re: Scholarly Buffy
I can attest to Henry Jenkins' work, since fan culture is one of my specialties and his work on the subject is quite extensive. In "Cultural Poachers" he examines the television show "Beauty and the Beast" among others ("Star Trek" and "Quantum Leap" also being looked at).

~M. Pepper

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