Nominations of excellent scholarship in Whedon Studies for work copyrighted in 2012 to be recognized by the Whedon Studies Association’s Mr. Pointy Awards can be submitted to the jury for:
- best article (including scholarly chapters in books, scholarly articles, scholarly essays online)
- best book (monograph or collection)
These articles and books should be on any aspect of the various Whedonverses, their audiences, or the work of Joss Whedon or that of his associates (e.g. other writers on a Whedon series, the music director of a Whedon series, an actor in a Whedon series, an editor of a Whedon film, etc.).
Nominations should be sent by WSA members by March 31 to Tamy Burnett, chair of the Awards Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that WSA members may not nominate articles or books they wrote/co-wrote and/or edited, although they may nominate articles from the book they edited if the articles were not written by them. WSA members may nominate book volumes to which they contributed an essay but did not perform larger editing duties. Only associates of the WSA may nominate. If you would like to join the WSA, please contact WSA Secretary Kristopher Woofter at email@example.com.
What follows is a non-exhaustive list of articles. Please post in the comments if I've forgotten someone and I will post them post-haste.
Long Mr. Pointy (for books):
Frankel, Valerie Estelle. Buffy and the Heroine's Journey: Vampire Slayer as Feminine Chosen One. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
Mary Alice Money with PopMatters.com, eds. Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: the TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More. London: Titan Books, 2012.
Short Mr. Pointy (for articles and chapters):
Boreliz, Caitlin. "Kaylee Frye: Slaying the Angel in the House." Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies 6.1 , July 2012. Also presented at the 33rd Annual Southwest/Texas PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 8-11 February 2012. http://www.watcherjunior.tv/07/boreliz.php
Cochran, Tanya R. "'Past the brink of tacit support': Fan activism and the Whedonverses." Transformative Works and Cultures 10 (2012).
Doran, Selina. "The 'Faith Goes Dark' Storyline and Viewers: Interpretations of Gendered Roles." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.2 , Fall 2012. http://slayageonline.com/Numbers/slayage34.htm
Ellcassor, Elizabeth. "Tweeting @feliciaday: Online Social Media, Convergence, and Subcultural Stardom." Cinema Journal Volume 51, Number 2, Winter 2012, 46-66. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/cj/summary/v051/51.2.ellcessor.html
Joseph, Ben. "A Look Back At Joss Whedon's Roseanne Episodes." Splitsider.com website. 29 May 2012.
Hindle, Michael. "'Jimmy Olsen jokes are pretty much gonna be lost on you': The Importance of Xander in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies 6.2 , September 2012. http://www.watcherjunior.tv/08/hindle.php
Lavoie, Erin. "Sex, Love and Sadomasochism: Buffy/Spike as a Queer Relationship." Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies 6.2 , September 2012. http://www.watcherjunior.tv/08/lavoie.php
Lecoq, Frédérique. "Play, Identity, and Aesthetics in 'Restless'." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.2 , Fall 2012. http://slayageonline.com/Numbers/slayage34.htm
Longbons, Jarrod. "Vampires Are People, Too: Personalism in the Buffyverse." The Undead and Theology (ed. Kim Paffenroth and John W. Morehead.) Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers (2012): 34-53.
Magnusson, Gert. "Are Vampires Evil?: Categorizations of Vampires, and Angelus and Spike as the Immoral and Amoral." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.2 , Fall 2012. http://slayageonline.com/Numbers/slayage34.htm
Magnusson, Gert. "Harmony: The Lonely Life of a Modern Woman." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.2 , Fall 2012. http://slayageonline.com/Numbers/slayage34.htm
Mahoney, Melissa. "A Slayer's Death denial: The Struggle for Authenticity in 'Graduation Day: Part One and Two." Slayage: The Journal of the Whedon Studies Association 9.2 , Fall 2012. http://slayageonline.com/Numbers/slayage34.htm
Makishima, Keiko. "'You're not the source of me': Adoptive Identity and Child-Heroes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies 6.1 (7), July 2012. http://www.watcherjunior.tv/07/makishima.php
Messina, Justin. "The Legacy of the Slayer: How Buffy Lives on in Chaos Bleeds." Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies 6.2 , September 2012. http://www.watcherjunior.tv/08/messina.php
Moylan, Katie. "'Nothing is what it appears to be': Event fidelity and Critique in Battlestar Galactica and Dollhouse." Science Fiction Film & Television 5.1 (2012): 67-84
Nile, Melissa. "'We Aim To Misbehave' : How The Browncoats Changed the Face of Community as We Know It." Paper presented at 3rd Annual CommUnity: Online Conference on Networks & Communities, Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 23 April - 13 May 2012.
Parnell, Will. "Reconstruction: Meltdown in the Midst of Beauty." Early Childhood Education and Phenomenology. Ed. Will Parnell. Special issue of The Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 12 (May 2012).
Raya Bravo, Irene. "El genre mixing en la ficción televisiva norteamericana: El caso de Joss Whedon." Comunicación: revista Internacional de Comunicación Audiovisual, Publicidad y Estudios Culturales 10 (2012): 396-411. In Spanish.
Rowley, Christina and Jutta Weldes. "The Evolution of International Security Studies and the Everyday: Suggestions from the Buffyverse." School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), University of Bristol, Working Paper No. 11-12, 2012.
Sparrow, Kevin. "A Queer Primer to Joss Whedon." In Our Words: Salon for Queers & Co. website. 25 May 2012.