The Sixth Annual Mr. Pointy Award

for Buffy Studies Scholarship (2010)

 

The votes are in for the 2010 Mr. Pointy Award for Buffy Studies Scholarship.

 

All work published in 2009 was eligible for the awards, and those listed below were nominated. The winners of the Long and Short Mr. Pointy were chosen by members of The Whedon Studies Association, and the winner of the Mr. Pointy Paper award was chosen by those attending The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4.

 

And the winners are:

 

Short Mr. Pointy: Jonathan McIntosh. “What Would Buffy Do?: Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen.” WIMN’s Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media, AND . . . 1 July 2009. Web.

 

Long Mr. Pointy: Lynne Y. Edwards, Elizabeth L. Rambo, and James B. South, eds. Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television. Foreword by David Lavery. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. Print.

 

Mr. Pointy Paper: Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, "Buffy/Satsu: Pure Genius or Out Of Character? Complicating Fan Responses to Modern Narratives of Sexuality."

 

The Nominees

 

Long Mr. Pointy:

Abbott, Stacey. Angel. TV Milestones Series. Detroit: Wayne State U P, 2009.

Durand, Kevin K., ed. Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Edwards, Lynne Y., Elizabeth L. Rambo, and James B. South, eds. Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television.  Foreword by David Lavery. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. Print.

Kirby-Diaz, Mary, ed. Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet: Essays on Online Fandom. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

Short Mr. Pointy:

Clemons, Leigh. “Genre and the Impact on Storytelling in Season Eight.” Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts. Ed. Kevin K. Durand. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009. 25-31. Print.

Fritts, David. “Buffy’s Seven-Season Initiation.” Buffy Meets the Academy: Essays on the Episodes and Scripts as Texts. 32-44. Print.

Hill, Kathryn. “’Easy to Associate Angsty Lyrics with Buffy’: An Introduction to a Participatory Fan Culture: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vidders, Popular Music and the Internet.” Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet. 172-96. Print.

Kociemba, David. “’Fake It Till You Make It’: Understanding Media Addiction and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet. 127-46. Print.

---. “Understanding the Espensode.” Buffy Goes Dark. 95-113. Print.

Loftis, J. Robert. “Moral Complexity in the Buffyverse.” Slayage 27 (Winter 2009). Web.

Jarvis, Christine. “’I Run to Death’: Renaissance Sensibilities in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Slayage 27 (Winter 2009). Web.

McIntosh, Jonathan. “What Would Buffy Do?: Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen.” WIMN’s Voices: A Group Blog on Women, Media, AND . . . 1 July 2009. Web.

Nylin, Soren. “Mad, Bad Scientists and Cute, Curious Magicians: The Quest for Knowledge in Buffy and the Whedonverse.” Slayage 28 (Summer 2009). Web.

Rebaza, Claudia. “The Problematic Definition of ‘Fan’: A Survey of Fannish Involvement in the Buffyverse.” Buffy and Angel Conquer the Internet. 147-71. Print.

Ryan, Brandy. “’It’s Complicated…Because of Tara’: History, Identity Politics and the Straight White Male Author.”  Buffy Goes Dark. 57-74. Print.

Shull, Ira, and Anne Shull. “The Candide of Sunnydale: Andrew Wells as Satire of Pop Culture and Marketing Trends.” Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television. 75-82. Print.

Stangl, Chris. “Watcher’s Council: The Original Draft of Buffy.” Exploding Kinetoscope August 2009. Web.

Wilcox, Rhonda V. “’Set on This Earth Like a Bubble’: Word as Flesh in the Dark Seasons.” Buffy Goes Dark: Essays on the Final Two Seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on Television. 95-113.. Print.

* Rhonda V. Wilcox wishes to express her thanks for the honor of the nomination, but requests that no votes be given to her work this year.