Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Time to Nominate for the Mr. Pointys of 2012!

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 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

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.