The Ninth Annual Mr. Pointy Award

for Buffy Studies Scholarship (2011)

 

The votes are in for the 2011 Mr. Pointy Award for Buffy Studies Scholarship, and the awards were presented at SCW5 in Vancouver.

 

All work published in 2011 was eligible for the awards, and those listed below were nominated. We would like to thank the members of the jury for their dedicated service: Chair, Lorna Jowett; Secretary, David Kociemba; Stacey Abbott; Ananya Mukherjea; Elizabeth Rambo; and alternates Tamy Burnett and Greg Erickson.

 

And the winners are:

 

Long Mr. Pointy:

Macnaughtan, Don. The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992–2010. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 2011. Print.

Short Mr. Pointy:

Bennett, Eve. "Deconstructing the Dream Factory: Personal Fantasy and Corporate Manipulation in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. 1 June 2012.

Mr. Pointy Paper (for SCW5):

Iatropoulos, Mary Ellen. "Defining Joss Whedon’s Disability Narrative Ethic: The Impairment Arcs of Lindsey McDonald, Bennett Halverson, and Xander Harris."

 

Special Mr. Pointy:

Nikki Stafford (for the Great Buffy Rewatch)

Alysa Hornick (for Whedonology: An Academic Whedonstudies Bibliography)

 

The Nominees

Finalists for the Ninth Annual Mr. Pointy Awards

for Buffy Studies Scholarship (2011)

 

 

Long Mr. Pointy:

Kowalski, Dean A., and S. Evan Kreider, eds. The Philosophy of Joss Whedon. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2011. Print.

Lavery, David, and Cynthia Burkhead, eds. Joss Whedon: Conversations. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2011. Print.

Leonard, Kendra Preston, ed. Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon. Lanham, MA, and Toronto: Scarecrow, 2011. Print.

Macnaughtan, Don. The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayerand Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992–2010. Jefferson, NC, and London: McFarland, 2011. Print.

Stafford, Nikki, et alia. The Great Buffy Rewatch. Nik at Nite, Jan.-Dec. 2011. Web. 1 June 2012.

 

Short Mr. Pointy:

Bennett, Eve. "Deconstructing the Dream Factory: Personal Fantasy and Corporate Manipulation in Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. 1 June 2012.

Kociemba, David. "Why Xander Matters: The Extraordinary Ordinary in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Supernatural Youth: The Rise of the Teen Hero in Literature and Popular Culture. Ed. Jes Battis. Lanham, MA: Lexington, 2011. 80-101. Print.

Middents, Jeffrey. "A Sweet Vamp: Critiquing the Treatment of Race in Buffy and the American Musical Once More (With Feeling)." Buffy, Ballads, and Bad Guys Who Sing: Music in the Worlds of Joss Whedon. Ed. Kendra Preston Leonard. Lanham, MA, and Toronto: Scarecrow, 2011. 119-132. Print.

Vinci, Tony M. "'Not an apocalypse, the apocalypse': Existential Proletarisation and the Possibility of Soul in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse," Science Fiction Film and Television 4.2 (2011), 225-248. Print.

Wilcox, Rhonda V. "'Let it simmer': Tone in 'Pangs.'" Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.1 (2011): n. pag. Web. 1 June 2012.