Popular Media Cultures: Writing in the Margins and Reading Between the Lines



Popular Media Cultures: Writing in the Margins and Reading Between the Lines

A One Day Symposium to be held at the Odeon Cinema, Covent Garden, London

Saturday 19th May 2012

Keynote Address by:

Prof. Henry Jenkins, University of Southern California

Popular Media Cultures seeks to explore the relationship between audiences and media texts, their paratexts and interconnected ephemera, and the related cultural practices that add to and expand the narrative worlds with which fans engage. How audiences make meaning out of established media texts will be discussed in connection with the new texts produced by fans. The symposium will focus on the cultural work done by media audiences, how they engage with new technologies and how convergence culture impacts on the strategies and activities of popular media fans.

With papers by: Stacey Abbott, Joanne Garde-Hansen & Kristyn Gorton, Matt Hills, Mark Jancovich, Roberta E. Pearson and Cornel Sandvoss.

Fees (including lunch and refreshments)*:
£50 Full rate
£25 Student reduced rate
*Delegates on the day will receive a 10% discount on purchases made at the Forbidden Planet Megastore on presentation of their symposium name badge.

For further details of how to register and attend the event go to the our website at: http://popularmediacultures.port.ac.uk/

The Symposium is supported by the Centre for Cultural and Creative Research at the University of Portsmouth. See: http://www.port.ac.uk/research/cccr/



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