“It’s a Thing!” is a podcast about fan studies hosted by Dr. Lori Morimoto. In this episode, Dr. Alfred L. Martin, assistant professor at the University of Iowa, discusses ballet fandom, Tyler Perry, and cultures of race in fandoms and
As promised, here’s a report from the FSN North America 2018 conference by Suzanne Black, who is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. (Thank you, Suzanne!) The Fan Studies Network has held an annual conference
Part of the way forward is for fan scholars to acknowledge that the ‘go-to’ theoretical frameworks of the field when conceptualizing fan identity and its operations actively encourage the erasure of non-white fans while highlighting issues of gender and sexuality.