Buffy and the Bible: Registration

The Buffy and the Bible team are delighted to announce that registration is now open for Buffy and the Bible! This is a collaborative and interdisciplinary conference between researchers at The University of Sheffield, The University of York and Kingston University London taking place at the University of Sheffield on 4-5th July 2019.

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.

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

Buffy and the Bible Sing-a-long: Screening and discussion

If that’s not enough for you Scoobies, 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.

To Register:

Buffy and the Bible is open to all! We welcome researchers at any level (including undergraduates, postgraduates, early career researchers and independent scholars) from any discipline – and fans!

Please follow this link to register and buy your ticket.

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.


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.

Draft Schedule:

For more updates you can find us on twitter @GothicBible or check out our conference hashtag #BiblicalBuffy! You can also check out our website for more details about the Gothic Bible project!

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

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

We are very grateful to WRoCAHAHRC and IGA for supporting this conference.