Remember a few years ago when it was the in thing for literature and cultural studies students to write dissertations and theses on the subject of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Ever wonder where they are now?
Five years ago, Wasserman believed that Buffy was a "uniquely nuanced cultural text", a view she now believes was prompted solely by her enthusiasm for the popular TV show. "I thought that Buffy was a new type of cultural apparatus that could establish the co-ordinates of a more fluid, less repressive form of gendered identity," she says. "But looking back, I think I just had the hots for Giles."
(Yes, people actually did this. Yes, this particular case is satirical.)