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Buffy and the Bible Conference

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Using Buffy the Vampire Slayer as a tool to explore the relationship between religion and pop culture.

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This conference is a collaborative project between researchers at The University of Sheffield, The University of York and Kingston University London.

One of the most widely analysed texts in contemporary popular culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) has given rise to new understandings of the relationship between religion and popular culture. This two day conference will bring together, for the first time, scholars from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives to investigate the contribution which religion and the Bible makes to the construction of the Buffyverse and its reception.

The conference is open to all! We welcome researchers at any level (including undergraduates, postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars) from any discipline - and fans!

We are thrilled to welcome Professor Matthew Pateman (Edge Hill University) as our keynote speaker and Lily Daniels as our conference artist.


Sing-a-long screening and discussion: We will be hosting a sing-a-long screening of the groundbreaking musical episode of Buffy 'Once More with Feeling' on the evening of July 4th. This screening will be accompanied by a discussion led by the conference organisers and a drinks reception. Conference delegate tickets will include access to this event, but you can chose to book a ticket for the screening on its own if you wish. This screening is free but we will collect charitable donations on the door. In exchange for donations there will be a raffle with extra special Buffy goodies up for grabs from our friends at Boom! Studios.

Travel bursaries: If you are a student or an early career researcher, you can apply for a small travel bursary (around £15) to help with travel costs if you may otherwise struggle to attend the conference. These will be offered on the basis of need - you can apply for one here.

Accessibility: This event will be across two venues. You can see full accessibility information about St George's Church here and 38 Mappin Street here. Delegates will also have access to a quiet space.

Follow @GothicBible, #BiblicalBuffy, and check our website for more updates!

If you have any questions, please contact us at buffyandthebible@gmail.com.

This event is supported by WRoCAH, AHRC and IGA.

Please see below for the draft schedule for Buffy and the Bible:

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