Buffy at 20 Conference–Marquette University

Welcome to the homepage for the Buffy at 20 Conference taking place at Marquette University on April 1. 2017 (no fooling).

To register for the conference, you can use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buffy-at-20-tickets-32635547802

The Conference is open to the public, but due to space limitations, registration is required.

Here is the program for the conference:

Buffy at 20 (draft program)

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Marquette University
Alumni Memorial Union
Marquette Place

Organizers:

James South (james.south@marquette.edu) and Gerry Canavan (gerry.canavan@marquette.edu)

8 AM

Coffee, Bagels, and Welcomes

Conference Introduction: James South

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

MORNING PANEL ONE: BUFFY AND FEMINISM

“Buffy the Patriarchy Slayer: The Ecology of Gendered Animality”
Kailey Havelock (Ryerson)

“Managing Anger in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter (Marquette) and Gwynne Kennedy (UWM)

“Are You There Vlad, It’s Me, Margaret: Feminism and Monster Hunting in a Post-Buffy World”
Ash Darrow (National University)

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Coffee Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 PM

MORNING PANEL TWO: BUFFY AND PSYCHOLOGY

“What Do Audiences Need? Whedon’s Artificially Intelligent Answer”
Madeline Muntersbjorn (Toledo)

“‘The Hardest Thing in This World Is to Live in It’: Identity and Mental Health in Buffy.
Alex Fixler (Tulane)

“Spike is Forgiven: Sympathy for the Neo-Victorian Vampire and the Insidious Durability of Rape Culture”
Wendy Fall (Marquette)

11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Lunch for Speakers
(Local options are available for audience members)

1-2 PM

KEYNOTE

Speaker Intro: Gerry Canavan

“Being Ready for the Big Moments: Buffy‘s Legacy”
Sherryl Vint (University of California, Riverside)

2:15-3:45 PM

AFTERNOON PANEL ONE: CRAFTING BUFFY

“‘Isn’t He Going to Go Poof?’ The Sonic Dimensions of Embodiment in the Buffyverse (and Beyond)”
Renée T. Coulombe (Banshee Media | Improvised Alchemy)

“What If I’m Still There? What If I Never Left That Clinic?”: Faërian Drama in Buffy’s “Normal Again”
Janet Croft (Rutgers)

“Fractured Vampires and Composite Actives: Exploring Psychological Connectedness in the Whedonverse”
Dean A. Kowalski (University of Wisconsin-Waukesha)

3:45 PM-4:00 PM
Coffee Break

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

AFTERNOON PANEL TWO: BUFFY AND FANDOM

“Not Gay Enough So You’d Notice: Fuffy from a Deconstructive Point of View”
Jennifer DeRoss (University of Oregon)

“More than Mary Sue: Self-Insert Fan Fiction as an Exploratory Space for Fan Sexuality”
Sofia Jones (Arizona State University)

“Teaching Buffy as Complex TV Text”
Elizabeth Rambo (Campbell University)

5:30-6:30 PM

Reception for Participants

Advertisements