Slayage 15.1 , Winter / Spring 2017
Rhonda V. Wilcox, Editor / David Lavery, Founding Editor / Kristopher Karl Woofter, Associate Editor / Shiloh Carroll, Assistant Editor Hannah Mixon, Editorial Assistant
Twenty Years into Buffy
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiered on March 10, 1997. The year 2017 thus marks the twentieth anniversary of the show, and Buffy is still alive in the consciousness of viewers old and new. We are chronologically twenty years into Buffy, and those of us associated with Slayage are also into—deeply engaged with—Buffy. We here offer the thoughts of some of the editorial board members and officers of the Whedon Studies Association as we contemplate the anniversary and the significance of Joss Whedon and company’s remarkable series. —Rhonda V. Wilcox, Editor of Slayage
- Readers are invited to submit their own responses to the twentieth anniversary of Buffy (no more than 500 words, epigraph recommended but not required) to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading Buffy 20, by July 31, 2017, for possible publication in Slayage.
Géraldine Crahay, Serenity’s Operative and Les Misérables’s Inspector Javert: The Masculinity of Scrupulous Civil Servants
- Géraldine Crahay is Assistant Teaching Fellow in French at Durham University (England). After completing a B.A. and an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literature, and a Teacher Training degree at the University of Liege (Belgium), she carried out a Ph.D. in French Studies at Bangor University (Wales), which analysed gender and sexual ambiguities in nineteenth-century French narratives and scientific texts. Her research interests include July Monarchy fiction, masculinities, homosexuality, and hermaphroditism. She is currently turning her thesis into a monograph.
- Jaclyn S. Parrish received her Bachelor of Arts in both English and Christian Studies from Dallas Baptist University. She began her Master’s work in the College of Charleston and the Citadel’s joint Master of Arts in English program, and continues to pursue her graduate studies while working as a social media marketing consultant.
- Tereza M. Szeghi is an Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Social Justice at the University of Dayton. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Her teaching and research concentrate on the ways that indigenous peoples of the Americas use literature and other media as forms of social protest and means of achieving justice. Her publications have appeared in Studies in American Indian Literature, MELUS, Aztlán, Intertexts, and Comparative Literature. Her most recent publication is “Literary Didacticism and Collective Human Rights in U.S. Borderlands: Ana Castillo’s The Guardians and Louise Erdrich’s The Round House,” forthcoming in Western American Literature.
- Wesley C. Dempster teaches philosophy at Fayetteville State University. He received his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2016. His research focuses on American social and political philosophy. His most recent publication is “Pragmatism, Democracy, and the Plural Self,” forthcoming in Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society.
- Rhonda V. Wilcox, Ph.D., is Professor of English at Gordon State College. She is the editor of Slayage: The Journal of Whedon Studies and for 2006-2015 was editor of Studies in Popular Culture. She is the author of Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and editor of several collections, including Investigating Firefly and Serenity: Science Fiction on the Frontier and Reading Joss Whedon.
- Sarah Wirth is pursuing an M.A. in English Studies at Cologne University. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Studies, Latin, and Greek and an M.Sc. in International Management and Business Communication; she currently works as a research assistant at a medical laboratory. Her research interests include sensation novels, gender roles in contemporary TV shows, and insanity in medical and literary history.