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Tag Archives: fandom and academia

“Round-up: TheoryOfFicgate,” by learnfromthewintertrees

Curator’s note: the academia/fandom blow-up now known as #theoryofficgate has received attention from a number of sectors – fandom and fan studies, in particular. It was the impetus for discussions … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

“In Which Amal Puts Her Philosophy Teacher Hat On,” by Amal Nahurriyeh

Curator’s Note: This week, we’re looking at meta that discusses inter-fandom conflict and debate, beginning with amalnahurriyeh’s piece on the¬†dynamics of argumentation within fandom. I’m a philosopher. (Well, a theorist. … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 2 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

The Fan Meta Reader: An Introduction

The Fan Meta Reader is dedicated to bringing thought-provoking, theoretically innovative, and stylistically unique fan analysis – “meta” – to a wide readership. This blog was conceived as part of … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment