Volume 2, 2003

Special Issue on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

edited by Angela Ndalianis & Felicity Colman

On the 21st of November 2002, a Symposium called “The Buffyverse” was held by the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Melbourne. This volume of Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media includes some of the papers presented at this day’s events, as well as numerous new additions.

1. For a Newer Rite is Here: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Joseph W. Reed

2.Welcome to the house of fun: Buffy fanfiction as a hall of mirrors
– Linda Rust

3. ‘It all seems so real’: Intertextuality in the Buffyverse
– Vivien Burr

4. “Family Blood is always the Sweetest”: The Gothic Transgressions of Angel/Angelus
– Lucy Nevitt & Andy William Smith

5. Is Giles Simply Another Dr Van Helsing? Continuity and Innovation in the Figure of the Watcher in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Coralline Dupuy

6. “Just a girl”: Feminism, Postmodernism and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Jim Thompson

7. Affective Entertainment In “Once More With Feeling”: A Manifesto For Fandom
– Jamie Clarke

8. ‘Bollocks!’: Spike Fans and Reception of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Gwyn Symonds

9. ‘I think every home should have one of you’: the serial killer disguised as the perfect husband
– Wendy Haslem

10. ‘We Are Not Demons’: Homogenizing the Heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
– Jennifer Dowling

11. Coming Out on A Hell Mouth
– Edwina Bartlem

12. “‘You cannot run from your darkness.’ / ‘Who says I’m running?’: Buffy and the Ownership of Evil”
– Erma Petrova.

13. Buffy: the Evolution of a Valley Girl
– Janelle Tassone

14. Is Buffy a Lacanian? Or, What Is Enlightenment?
– Matthew Sharpe

15. Buffy the Feminist Slayer? Constructions of Femininity in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
– Gwyneth Bodger