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Conference - Buffy and the Bible Deadline: 2091-03-15
« on: February 07, 2019, 09:41:06 PM »
We are delighted to announce that we, along with researchers from York and Kingston College London, have won a collaborative funding bid from WRoCAH and AHRC to host an exciting interdisciplinary conference: Buffy and the Bible.

This two day conference will bring together, for the first time, scholars from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate the contribution which religion and the Bible makes to the construction of the Buffyverse and its reception.

One of the most widely analysed texts in contemporary popular culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has given rise to new understandings of the relationship between religion and popular culture. As well as investigating these connections, this conference will use Buffy as a case study to interrogate interdisciplinary methodologies and frameworks for studying the relationship between religion and popular culture.

The conference will be held from 4-5 July 2019, with Professor Matthew Pateman as the keynote speaker. It is being co-organised by the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) and Sheffield Gothic, of the School of English. The researchers involved are Emma Nagouse, Mary Going, Holly Dan, Kelly Richards D'Arcy-Reed, Naomi Hetherington, Dana Alex and Ash Darrow.

The team are currently inviting papers and posters that explore any aspect of the Buffyverse, including film, television, fan fiction, comics, table-top and digital games, merchandise and spin-offs. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be sent to buffyandthebible@gmail.com, along with a short bio. The deadline for submissions is 18 March 2019. Please indicate whether your submission is a paper or a poster presentation.

The conference is open to researchers at any level (including undergraduates, postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars) and from any discipline.