Una Mullally

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Buffy the Thesis Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is apparently, bizarrely (or not, depending how obsessed you were/are with Angel, Willow and co) the piece of pop culture property studied by academics more than anything else. This is according to a study by Slate, who collated loads …

Tue, Jun 12, 2012, 11:30

   

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is apparently, bizarrely (or not, depending how obsessed you were/are with Angel, Willow and co) the piece of pop culture property studied by academics more than anything else. This is according to a study by Slate, who collated loads of academic studies to figure out what film or TV programme attracts the most academic writings. Alien is up there as is The Wire, but Buffy  really and truly runs away with it. I’m surprised Twilight didn’t have a higher/ any showing, or indeed Big Brother or The Sopranos. As Slate points out, NPR investigated the unusually high academic interest in Buffy nearly a decade ago.

For me, this moment was Buffy at its pinnacle:

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