A few months ago, in one of these posts i wrote about my experience at a conference where scholars of literature failed to engage in a discussion about the theory presented in the talk but got stuck at the existence
Aca fan discourse, fandom academic discourse
Fan criticism is the institutionalization of feminime reading practices just as the dominant mode of academic criticism is the institutionalization of masculine learning practices. JENKINS, HENRY (1992). TEXTUAL POACHER, ROUTLEDGE, 118. If Jenkins already saw fandom as a type of
What academica can learn from fandom
Thus rather than trying to create a homogenous reading or attempting to essentialize fandom and the artworks that spring out of it, we hope to mirror the discussions and vitality of differences that characterize fandom. Hellekson, Karen; Busse, Kristina 2006.