Editors Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery released the latest issue of Slayage today, one that includes eight new essays on Whedon's works as well as a report from last summer's conference in Sacramento, CA.
This week, organizers launched the official, developing website for this summer's Joss in June in Murfreesboro, TN. Check out the website here.
Middle Tennessee State University will play host to the second "Joss in June" conference this summer, to be most likely be held on campus in MTSU's beautiful new Student Center, with attendees staying at Murfreesboro's DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. After a reception on Friday night, 26 June 2015, the conference will take place on Saturday, 27 June. Saturday evening and Sunday will be open for those wishing to experience Nashville, just 30 miles away. Visit the developing website here. To learn more, contact Joss in June convener David Lavery.
The jury for the Mr. Pointy Awards invites nominations of excellent scholarship in Whedon Studies for work copyrighted in 2014 to be recognized by the Whedon Studies Association's Mr. Pointy Awards. Nominations can be submitted to the jury for:
In order to make a nomination, you need not have read everything published in Whedon Studies in 2014. The jury is simply looking for associates to nominate work that they found especially powerful or insightful--every nomination helps build the overall list.
Nominations should be sent by WSA members by 30 March 2015 to Bronwen Calvert, chair of jury, at email@example.com. Please note that WSA members may not nominate articles or books they wrote/co-wrote and/or edited, although they may nominate articles from the book they edited if they did not write the articles. WSA members may nominate book volumes to which they contributed an essay but did not perform larger editing duties.
Only associates of the WSA may nominate. If you would like to join the WSA, please contact Secretary Kristopher Woofter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A non-profit academic organization devoted to the study of Joss Whedon's works.