Slayage  10.1 [35], Winter 2013

David Lavery and Rhonda V. Wilcox, Co-Editors


Taylor Boulware (University of Washington), “I Made Me”: Queer Theory, Subjection, and Identity in Dollhouse

Jeffrey Bussolini (City University of New York), Television Intertextuality After Buffy: Intertextuality of Casting and Constitutive Intertextuality

Kelsie Hahn (New Mexico State University), Lady Killer: Death of the Feminized Body in the Whedonverse

Andrew F. Herrmann (East Tennessee State University), “C-can we rest now?”: Foucault and the Multiple Discursive Subjectivities of Spike

Tiffany Kristin Lee (University of California at Berekeley School of Law), The Justice Systems of Slayers and Vengeance Demons: Prosecutorial Discretion in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Erma Petrova (University of Ottawa), “I'm declaring an emergency”: Leadership and the State of Exception in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Contributor Bios

Taylor Boulware earned her M.A. in English from Oregon State University and is currently a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Washington. Her research interests include 20th and 21st century American literature and popular culture, with an emphasis on post-9/11 television.

Jeffrey Bussolini, Associate Professor of Sociology-Anthropology at City University of New York, has written previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Serenity. His research addresses the ethnography of national security institutions and the etho-ethnography of  feline-feline and feline-human interactions. He translated Dominique Lestel's The Friends of My Friends: On Animal Friendship, Columbia University Press, 2014, and is editing three special issues for Angelaki on 'Philosophical Ethology' (with Matthew Chrulew and Brett Buchanan).

Kelsie Hahn holds an MFA in Fiction from New Mexico State University. Her research interests include representations of the body, death, and disability. For more information on her academic and creative work, visit here.

Andrew F. Herrmann (Ph.D., University of South Florida) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at East Tennessee State University, where he teaches organizational communication courses. His publications can be found in Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Communication Theory, and Qualitative Inquiry. For fun he plays with his two ferrets Daniel Boone and William Tecumseh Sherman, who are also huge Buffy fans. He takes Joss Whedon’s words to heart: “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” His Email; his website.

Tiffany Lee is a current student at U.C. Berkeley, School of Law. Studying entertainment law and intellectual property, she has worked in the legal departments of Warner Brothers and the Writers Guild of America. Her previous graduate studies centered on Japanese popular culture, and she continues to explore how television and film impact, analyze, and negotiate meaning in our cultures and communities.

Erma Petrova received her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa, Canada, where she teaches sometimes. Her current research interests focus mainly on the performative, with occasional cameo appearances by Macbeth and C. Auguste Dupin, and Buffy Summers in a recurring role.