CMS.821 Fans and Fan Cultures

Class Info

Examines media audiences - specifically, fans - and the subcultures that evolve around them. Examines the different historical, contemporary and transnational understandings of fans. Explores products of fan culture, i.e., clubs, fiction, "vids," activism, etc. Readings place these products within the context of various disciplines. Students consider the concept of the "aca-fan" and reflect on their own "fannish" practices. Requires several short papers. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Limited to 20.

This class has no prerequisites.

CMS.821 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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