Slayage 14.1 , Winter 2016
Rhonda V. Wilcox, Editor / David Lavery, Founding Editor / Shiloh Carroll, Assistant Editor / Hannah Mixon, Editorial Assistant
Devon Anderson, "Echoes of Frankenstein: Shelley’s Masterpiece in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Our Relationship with Technology"
- Devon Anderson teaches Communications at Bethel University. She holds an undergraduate degree in English from Lipscomb University and earned her M.A. in Communication Arts from Austin Peay State University with a thesis on the mythic hero’s journey and the digital posthuman as revealed in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse. Her academic interests include literature, world mythology, and posthuman theory.
- Wayne A. Chandler is an Associate Professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University. The nominal Shakespeare Person there since 2001, in recent years he has also become the Science Fiction Person (and would gladly be the Heavy Metal Person if such were welcome). He has published one book about and one of Renaissance English commendatory verse, and his work has appeared in Renaissance Papers, Extrapolation, Journal for the Fantastic in the Arts, Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine, and other periodicals.
- Debra Jackson is associate professor of philosophy at California State University, Bakersfield. Her research focuses on legal, political, and epistemological issues regarding gender and race, especially with regard to sexual violence against women. She has published essays on racialized assumptions in anti-rape discourse (Studies in Practical Philosophy: A Journal of Ethical and Political Philosophy), on the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in online gaming environments (World of Warcraft and Philosophy: Wrath of the Philosopher King), and on crisis intervention and rape survivor advocacy as a form of witnessing trauma (forthcoming in Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Memory in Everyday Life).
- Christine Jarvis is pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Huddersfield. Before moving into Higher Education, she taught in adult and community education. Her research focuses on education and popular fictions and the role of the arts in professional education. She has recently completed a chapter comparing Buffy the Vampire Slayer with contemporary heroines, (‘How to be a woman: models of masochism and sacrifice in YA fiction’) for Popular Culture and Pedagogy, edited by Jubas, Taber and Brown, and is working on a chapter for The Handbook of Adult Education on Popular Fictions as Critical Adult Education.
- Jacqueline Potvin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research at the University of Western Ontario. Her research examines how popular discourses of female sexuality and motherhood influence policy and advocacy work, particularly in relation to matern_al health and reproductive justice.
- Philip Smith obtained his Ph.D. from Loughborough University in 2014. His work has been published in The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Literature Compass, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, International Journal of Comics Art, The Journal of European Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, Slayage, and The Journal of Popular Culture. He blogs for The Hooded Utilitarian. He is co-editor of Firefly Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield) and the author of Reading Art Spiegelman (Routledge). He teaches in Dubai.
- Sarah R. Wakefield is an Associate Professor of English and English Program Coordinator at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Since her very first scholarly article on fans of Dana Scully, she has explored the intersections of gender and the supernatural, whether fairies, goddesses, or vampires.