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Are copyright holders the bullies of Fandom?
Can Fandom be an Appropriate Coping Mechanism?
Can Fandom be used in Education?
Does fandom demonize itself?
Fandom and the Real World
Fandom and the Video Game Industry
How can fandom help independent films get made?
How Does Fandom Affect Perception of Gender and Sexuality?
What Makes a Casual or Hardcore Fan?
What place does fandom have in Academia?
How can fandoms with non-tangible forms of fan production be assessed for legitimacy?
How Can Fandom Improve Book Publishing?
How Does Fandom Relate to Identity?
How Does Rejection Arise in Fandom?
What's Psychology Got To Do With It?
Male vs. Female in Fandom
Surviving the End
The History of Fandom
The Power of the Meme
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ENC3930 Fandom Space
A Wikispace, Collaborative White Paper
In the Spring 2012 semester the Department of English offered an ENC 3930 course entitled "Introduction to Fandom Studies." The course considered several questions about fandom studies, but the primary and initial question was, "Is fandom studies a productive line of academic inquiry on its own, or is fandom studies merely a more specific form of studying cultural artifacts - is it, then, simply another name for cultural studies and hence more vulnerable to extinction?"
This question framed much of the discussion in class and as the class progressed, students found their own lines of inquiry, lines that are collected in this wikispace.
See the right index page for the areas of interest and each student's ruminations on and investigations of his/her own questions.
In the Fall 2013 semester the Department of English is offering an ENC 3930 course entitled "Fandom and New Media." The course will consider the intersection of media technologies, such as social media, and fandom interests. The primary questions of the course are, "What does fandom bring to the world? How does fandom work?"
Students will be expected to contribute fan productions and meta discussions throughout the semester. We will post to this space many of our observations.
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