Buffy Scholar/Critic | Watcher Junior Board Member, Associate Editor of Slayage

Mr. James Francis is a Ph.D. student at Middle Tennessee State University. He completed his B.A. and M.A. in English (short fiction creative writing) at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. His master’s thesis was entitled, “Short Fiction Creative Writing: Storytelling with a Film Perspective.” His fields of study include children’s literature, narratological studies in television and film, applications of gender and queer theory in popular culture, and creative writing – poetry, short fiction, and screenplay. He is also a freelance writer and photographer. James may be contacted at jamesfrancisjr@yahoo.com. 



Conference Papers Include:

“Selfless”: Locating Female Identity in Anya/Anyanka Through Prostitution (paper presented at the Slayage Conference on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nashville, TN, May 2004).

The Triadic Self: Breaking the Binary in Superhero Character Construction (paper presented at the Holy Men in Tights: A Superhero Conference, Melbourne, Australia, June 2005).

Childhood Terrors: The Importance of Horror Films in Children’s Literature (paper presented at the EGSO Re-Visioning Conference, Murfreesboro, TN, May 2006).

Fairy Tale to Adult Film: The Conversion of Children’s Literature to R-Rated Movie (paper presented at the 33rd Annual International Conference of the Children’s Literature Association on Transformations, Manhattan Beach, CA, June 2006).