The Fourth Annual Mr. Pointy Award

for Buffy Studies Scholarship (2008)

 

 

The votes are in for the 2008 Mr. Pointy Award for Buffy Studies Scholarship.

 

All work published in 2007 was eligible for the awards, and those listed below were nominated. 

 

And the winners are:

Long Mr. Pointy: No award given.

Short Mr. Pointy: Lewis Call. “’Sounds Like Kinky Business to Me’: Subtextual and Textual Representations of Erotic Power in the Buffyverse”

Mr. Pointy Paper: Cynthea Masson. "What the Hell? Angel's 'The Girl in Question'" ( awarded for the best paper at SC3)

The Nominees

Long Mr. Pointy:

Davidson, Joy, ed. The Psychology of Joss Whedon: An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly. Dallas: BenBella, 2007.

Espenson, Jane, ed. Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essay’s on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe. Dallas: BenBella, 2007.

Levine, Elana, and Lisa Parks, eds. Undead TV: Essays on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Durham: Duke UP, 2007.

Maio, Barbara, ed. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Legittimare la Cacciatrice. Rome: Bulzoni, 2007.

Short Mr. Pointy:

Burr, Vivien, and Christine Jarvis. “Imagining the Family: Representations of Alternative Lifestyles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Qualitative Social Work 6.3 (2007): 263-80.

Call, Lewis. “’Sounds Like Kinky Business to Me’: Subtextual and Textual Representations of Erotic Power in the Buffyverse.” Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies 6.4 [24].

Jowett, Lorna. “Helping the Hopeless: Angel as Critical Dystopia.” Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies in Small Screen Fictions 2.1 (Spring 2007): 74-89.

Pateman, Matthew. “’That Was Nifty’: Willow Rosenberg Saves the World in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 25.4 (Summer 2007): 64-77.

Rambo, Elizabeth. “’Queen C’ in Boys’ Town: Killing the Angel in Angel’s House.” Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies 6.3 [23].