Fandom

Week 1
9/2/15

Week 1: Fandom as Performative Ritual

HW due next week: Create and annotate an autobiographical fandom timeline.

Read for next week:

Optional:
Week 2
9/9/15

Class Struggle and Stigma in Fandom/ Fandom as Personal Identity

HW due next week: Perform and document one of the Fanlike activities, for a fandom you are unfamiliar with. Stay away from fic for now. Remember, to be true fandom, it has to be social.

Optional:

Week 3
9/16/15

Fan Mentality (Where do Fans Come From)

Reading for next week:

Optional:

Week 4
9/23/15

Fangroup Formation and Group Motivations

HW for next week: Introduce us to a fan group and document it engaging in a group cohesion activity

Optional:

Week 5
9/30/15

Fangroup Motivations...Part 2

Reading for next week:

Optional

Week 6
10/7/15

GUEST : Fandom Brand Management

Reading for next week:

Optional

Week 7
10/14/15

Commercial Fandom and Commoditized Rebellion

HW for next week:

  • The 'infiltrate a mall store' assignment
  • Midterm Check-in

Reading for next week:

Optional:
Week 8
10/21/15

Textual Poaching: Fan-fiction, World- Borrowing, and the C Word (Copyright), also pilgrimages

HW for next week: The Fan fiction assignment

Watch for next week:


Week 9
10/28/15

GUEST : Crowdsourcing

Reading for next week:

Optional

Week 10
11/4/15

Authenticity Issues in Fandom

Listen for next week: Straight Outta Chevy Chase

Go to before next week: How Cats Took Over the Internet @ the Museum of the Moving Image

Reading for next week:

Optional reading:
  • Wikinomics
Week 11
11/11/15

GUEST(s): Prosumption

HW for next week: Prepare Final Topic

Reading for next week:

Week 12
11/18/15

When Fandom Goes Wrong

Homework for next week: Welcome to Sanditon - explore all its facets, nooks and crannies.

Week 13
12/2/15

Fandom Singularity

& Guest critique

Week 14
12/9/15
FINAL Projects


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Assignments (including final): 30%

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