The Buffyverse

4:05 PM -- From the files of "I Am Not Making This Up":

"A professor at Ursinus College in suburban Philadelphia thinks 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is worthy of serious academic study," reports the Associated Press. "The TV show went off the air in 2003, but Professor Lynne Edwards is still leading scholarship about it."

Edwards is the editor of Watcher Junior, an online journal of undergraduate Buffy research that features insight into "the intricacies of the Buffyverse," including articles such as:
  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dichotomy of Self: A Study in the Shadow Selves of Buffy and Spike"
  • "Masquerade and Automation: The Unstable Female Body in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Alias"
  • "The Last Spike: Jungian Individuation In Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

The first of these points out: "At its core, Buffy is a study in the conundrum that is the human condition."

So true. It's definitely not just a stupid show about vampires.

In just two weeks in Arkadelphia, Ark. (not Sunnydale), the Buffy scholars will hold their third academic conference, where they will presumably gather in a circle and bow down to this guy.

— Red Panda, Light Reading

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