If there are any trends in current fan studies, it clearly has to be the shift toward industry focus and the myriad ways to monetize fan labor. Both industry and academic events concentrate on the intersections and collaborations, sometimes at
While academics should have the freedom to engage critically with cultural texts, including online fan texts, I would also point out that, unlike authors of traditionally published works (that is, works published through academic or commercial presses), fan writers are
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This week, we have a guest post for you from Elise Vist, who is a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo. *** Two years ago, I sat down with my supervisor for three hours as we came to
transformativeworksandcultures: TWC has three upcoming special issues that are still taking Symposium submissions. And while we are always desperate for good Symps, we are especially eager to have more fan voices. It’s 1500-2500 words editorially reviewed, so there is a
Even in anonymous sites and communities, there can be issues of consent. In 2015, I researched the ‘SimSecret’ LiveJournal site. As all posts and most comments are anonymous, seeking permission to quote or reproduce work proved impossible. However, when the
mybitca: So I just scrolled through a clickbait article called 20 Dark Secrets You Never Knew About Buffy The Vampire Slayer. I was reading it, and it was pretty much what I expected, until I got to this part: Under
One of the most important goals that Fan Studies can achieve as a discipline is to record watershed moments in online cultural history that often pass under the notice of more mainstream analysis. Hemmann, Kathryn. 2017. Anime Fan Communities: Transcultural
(… ) racial and ethnic identity must be considered as important to our conceptualizations about fandom spaces as we have always considered gender and sexuality. To do otherwise will be to repeat the mistakes of fields such as feminist and
Your Fanhackers mods elmyra and Nele are in Huddersfield this weekend for the Fan Studies Network Conference 2017. Keep an eye on the #FSN2017 Twitter hashtag and the @fanhackers Twitter account for live updates from the conference.