Buffy and Academics


Conference sinks teeth into Buffy’s role in teaching//www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk/View…"… such is the appeal of Buffy that the three-dayconference (June 29 – July 1) has attracted academics, including specialists in media studies, philosophy and psychology, from as far afield as America, Canada and Europe. Dr.[Viv] Burr said: ‘If you think about how society changes and about what’s acceptable and unacceptable, media art is to some degree responsible for that. Something that has a cult following which captures people’s imagination and raises questions, like Buffy, makes you want to know how people take up those messages and how it relates to their own life.‘Even at the ordinary fan level, there is discussion about the Buffy stories and about what the writers have been trying to do this week."