The Fan Meta Reader

Monthly Archives: September, 2014

“His Not-Last Vow,” by aderyn

Curator’s Note: Fan meta comes in all forms: essay, critical fanvid, conversation, or – as in this example – a hybrid of poetry and critique. “His Not-Last Vow” was written in response to Sherlock … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

“How Fanfiction Makes Us Poor,” by cupids bow

“How fanfiction makes us poor” is a provocative title, isn’t it? You might well be feeling a knee-jerk frisson of anger in response, which is pretty much the effect I … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

“This is an Allegory: Meta on Snowpiercer,” by elucipher

Curator’s Note: This week’s meta focus on media text and fandom analysis through the lens of capitalism. A lot of discussions of Snowpiercer I’ve seen have been very literal, which I think … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Queer Representation in the Media, by queensuperjelly

Curator’s Note: In this third post looking at fans/producer relations and audiences, queensuperjelly uses Powerpoint slides to talk about American TV network representations (and lack thereof) of queer characters. Powerpoint posts … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Establishment Culture, or Why Supernatural is Just as ‘Good’ a Show as Mad Men,” by fangirlingthebook

Curator’s Note: This is the second of three meta in a series that explores the relationship of female fans to (generally) male-produced media. In this piece, fangirlingthebook considers the kinds of television … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Thor 2: How to Understand Your Audience (And the Power of Fandom),” by bemusedlybespectacled

Curator Note: This week we feature meta that addresses fan-producer relationships, particularly between (overwhelmingly) male media producers and female fans. The first looks at the ways that Thor 2 was positioned … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Sherlock,” by professorfangirl

Curator’s Note: We conclude this series of meta centered on Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with professorfangirl’s visual analysis of the relationship and power dynamics between Sherlock … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Hannibal Lecter and the Subversion of the Male Gaze,” by tenebrica

Curator’s Note: We continue our three-post series of meta organized around Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with tenebrica’s look at how Mulvey’s notion of the cinematic ‘gaze’ … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

“‘I do not gaze at Scully’: Rain King: The X-Files’ Response to Laura Mulvey,” by memories_child

Curator’s Note: These next three posts showcase meta that use Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” as a jumping-off point for the consideration of male/female relationships and … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment