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Thursday, August 29

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    ENC3930: Introduction toENC3930 Fandom StudiesSpace
    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?"
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    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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Wednesday, May 16

  1. page How Does Fandom Affect Perception of Gender and Sexuality? edited ... Introduction Fandom, especially fanfiction, is (in)famous for what those in the know call &qu…
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    Introduction
    Fandom, especially fanfiction, is (in)famous for what those in the know call "slash." Slash began as a term for (sometimes explicit) stories featuring a male homosexual couple, but it has expanded to include female homosexual couples as well (also known as femslash.) Slash is extremely popular in many fandoms and in fact eclipses heterosexual couples in several. It stands to reason that all this writing and reading about gay romances and encounters (not to mention fanart and fanvideos) has to have some effect on the people within fandom. That effect is what this page hopes to engage and describe.
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    Justification
    This effect is worthy of study because the LGBT community is at the forefront of the most recent, widespread civil rights campaign. Anything that might have an effect on how people perceive sexuality and gender thus merits at least a glance.
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  2. page How Does Fandom Affect Perception of Gender and Sexuality? edited ... Introduction Fandom, especially fanfiction, is (in)famous for what those in the know call &qu…
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    Introduction
    Fandom, especially fanfiction, is (in)famous for what those in the know call "slash." Slash began as a term for (sometimes explicit) stories featuring a male homosexual couple, but it has expanded to include female homosexual couples as well (also known as femslash.) Slash is extremely popular in many fandoms and in fact eclipses heterosexual couples in several. It stands to reason that all this writing and reading about gay romances and encounters (not to mention fanart and fanvideos) has to have some effect on the people within fandom. That effect is what this page hopes to engage and describe.
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    Justification
    This effect is worthy of study because the LGBT community is at the forefront of the most recent, widespread civil rights campaign. Anything that might have an effect on how people perceive sexuality and gender thus merits at least a glance.
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Wednesday, April 25

  1. page How Does Fandom Relate to Identity? edited Introduction ... you had. {Screen-shot-2011-08-10-at-3.55.51-PM.png} Creating an Identity …
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    you had.
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    Creating an Identity
    Most networking sites will ask the basic questions concerning you when you sign up. Most people lie. This is what creates the ability to have online identities. Online, there is more freedom to say what you would never say as yourself. A person can create the person they wish to be, whether it be age, race, looks, or personality; everything is customizable. A person can become someone new through their avatar. The internet provides the anonymity necessary to accomplish this. There is no way to tell that you are not a gorgeous blonde who likes long walks on the beach and Star Wars when in reality the person most likely spends most of their time online on Tumblr. One such are this fails is when people lie.
    Lying About Your Identity
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    was roleplaying smut (on,smut, the girl
    That's why many sites have an age limit or restriction. But what is there to stop someone from lying? Most have lied about their age somewhere on the internet whether it be on a social networking site such as facebook or myspace, a blog site such as tumblr or while talking to an actual person through chats and messaging. Most people don't realize how bad this can get.
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    Where the Lines Blur
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    like them.
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    For more on this, you can look at:
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  2. page How Does Fandom Relate to Identity? edited Introduction ... possibilities are endless endless. When portraying yourself online, you can d…
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    possibilities are endlessendless. When portraying yourself online, you can do or be anyone you want. This can lead to discovering sides of yourself you didn't even know you had.
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    Creating an Identity
    Most networking sites will ask the basic questions concerning you when you sign up. Most people lie. This is what creates the ability to have online identities. Online, there is more freedom to say what you would never say as yourself. A person can create the person they wish to be, whether it be age, race, looks, or personality; everything is customizable. A person can become someone new through their avatar. The internet provides the anonymity necessary to accomplish this. There is no way to tell that you are not a gorgeous blonde who likes long walks on the beach and Star Wars when in reality the person most likely spends most of their time online on Tumblr. One such are this fails is when people lie.
    Lying About Your Identity
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    he was roleplaying,roleplaying smut (on, the girl
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    this is somehwatsomewhat extreme, but
    That's why many sites have an age limit or restriction. But what is there to stop someone from lying? Most have lied about their age somewhere on the internet whether it be on a social networking site such as facebook or myspace, a blog site such as tumblr or while talking to an actual person through chats and messaging. Most people don't realize how bad this can get.
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    Where the Lines Blur
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    online identities. This has even bridged into online roleplaying with many fandoms on forum sites, tumblr, facebook, and even twitter. With online roleplaying, it is just another of many opportunities to be another person and act like them.
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    For more on this, you can look at:
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  3. page How Does Fandom Relate to Identity? edited Introduction Most people recognize that within fandoms, a person will have an identity. They don’t…
    Introduction
    Most people recognize that within fandoms, a person will have an identity. They don’t, however, realize just how far that reaches. Not only will an online identity be different for different fandoms, but they can also be varied within fandoms. There are many ways to portray yourself online; essentially, the possibilities are endless
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    Creating an Identity
    Most networking sites will ask the basic questions concerning you when you sign up. Most people lie. This is what creates the ability to have online identities. Online, there is more freedom to say what you would never say as yourself. A person can create the person they wish to be, whether it be age, race, looks, or personality; everything is customizable. A person can become someone new through their avatar. The internet provides the anonymity necessary to accomplish this. There is no way to tell that you are not a gorgeous blonde who likes long walks on the beach and Star Wars when in reality the person most likely spends most of their time online on Tumblr. One such are this fails is when people lie.
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    I spoke with someone online who is friends with a male who did online roleplaying. One instance in which he was roleplaying, the girl lied about her age, thus creating an identity or version of herself in which she was older. Of course, this is a horror story and it turned out she was underage. Her parents pressed charges and the man is now serving time in jail and will be registered as a sex offender for the rest of his life simply for talking about sex online with an underage girl. Obviously, this is somehwat extreme, but most don't realize how serious the laws are on this.
    That's why many sites have an age limit or restriction. But what is there to stop someone from lying? Most have lied about their age somewhere on the internet whether it be on a social networking site such as facebook or myspace, a blog site such as tumblr or while talking to an actual person through chats and messaging. Most people don't realize how bad this can get.
    {cosplay2.jpg} Team Rocket from the Pokemon series
    Where the Lines Blur
    Most people involved in fandom are associated with cosplay, or costume play. It is essentially a safe environment for people to act out their fantasies of their favorite canons and interact with people of the same interest. Many people use this to engage more in fandom, thus creating another identity in their minds. Sometimes this intersects with online identities.
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    For more on this, you can look at:
    How Does Fandom Affect Perception of Gender and Sexuality?
    What does fandom have to do with gender and sexual identity?
    How is pornography perceived in fandom?
    Tumblr Round-Up: ‘The FP’ – Franchise Internet Fandom – ‘Star Wars’ Art-Work – ‘Community’ – ‘Walking Dead’ and more
    Cosplay
    Cosplayer's Creed

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