Every story is about someone, one particular character without whom the story could simply not be told. Every time we pick up a book or watch a movie, we are investing in this single character. It might be the main character; it usually is. We follow them as spectators through their adventures, trials, and journeys,… Continue reading Whose Story is It Anyway?
This summer, my wife and I are presenting papers at Slayage in St. Augustine, Florida. For those of you unaware, Slayage is a biennial national academic conference dealing with any and all of the Whedonverses. Jennifer presented there in 2008, while this is my first go-round. To say that I’m excited would be fairly understated. … Continue reading The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4
Back when this blog was new and I had no idea if people would even bother reading it, I wrote about my use of Joss Whedon’s Firefly in my Basic Writing II classes. With the new semester finally under way, I figure a similar post is in order to explain my newest attempt at emboldening… Continue reading Pop Culture in the Classroom – Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Stephen King
I have read all seven Harry Potter books, seen all five movies, and I look forward to the theme park being built in Orlando, Florida, and somehow, I hate Harry Potter. I have seen the first two seasons of Buffy The Vampire Slayer with plans to finish the series by the end of the year,… Continue reading Hero Hating