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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:44 AM
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Scholars plan to espouse merits of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
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Consider these questions:

Why would Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a television show created by a self-avowed ''angry atheist,'' attract legions of Christian fans? Or, on a broader scale, why would such a show attract the attention of serious scholars from several rigorous academic disciplines?

These answers and many more will unfold this weekend as the largest-ever academic conference devoted to a single television program takes place at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel downtown. A total of 190 academic papers from around the globe will be presented at The Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It begins Friday morning.

Physicists, philosophers, theologians and other academicians will present their takes on Buffy and its themes of redemption, mortality, evil and what it means to be human. The fact that scholars are coming from as far away as Australia and Europe speaks to the show's appeal and depth of meaning, said David Lavery, a Middle Tennessee State University professor who is organizing the conference.

The main drama on Buffy comes from life in a high school that's built over an entrance to hell. But devotees say the show has many other levels.

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/04/05/51835272...
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:47 AM
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1. all i know is
BUFFY KICKS ASS!!!!!!!!
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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:12 PM
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2. Buffy ROCKS!!!
I wish I'd known the convention was happening, I would have gotten a ticket and flown out there.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:56 PM
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3. Great a 21st Century Star Trek crowd emerges
When is the rapture scheduled for?

I'm sorry I know a lot of people on DU LOVE Buffy but I watched about 40 minutes of one and it was the dumbest thing I think I have ever seen (and I have watched a LOT of TV). Don't jump all over me for this ( I am sure it will happen though) just my two cents.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:06 PM
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4. bingo
never liked it either. and the Angel show but that is just me. no flames please.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:09 PM
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5. Hey can you help get this hook out of my mouth?
I bit right ON that one.

:grr:
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