If you’ve found this page, it’s likely you have an interest in fandom or fan studies. If so, welcome! This blog will feature posts such as CFPs or announcements that scholars may find of interest. If there is anything you think we should feature, please get in touch.

If you are interested in joining the network, please sign up to our discussion list at http://jiscmail.ac.uk/fanstudies. Myself and the rest of the FSN team hope it will be a fruitful forum, which will prove useful in terms of making contacts, asking for advice, and sharing ideas.

In the spirit of fostering a sense of community, we’d like to encourage all subscribers to send a message to the list, saying a little bit about yourself and your research.To kick things off, then:

I am Tom Phillips, and am in my final year of PhD research at the University of East Anglia. My thesis is a case study of the online fan community of filmmaker Kevin Smith, examining the discourses in which the culture operates, and how further on- and offline interaction both informs and is informed by those discourses. Other side projects which touch upon fandom are my examination of the way comedy shapes interaction for fans of online video series The Angry Video Game Nerd, and a look at transmedia consumption of BBC series Psychoville.

Once again, welcome to the Fan Studies Network, and I look forward to hearing about your work!


One Response to “Welcome!”

  1. Lupita Rivera Says:

    Greetings from a mexican ethnomusicologist. This could be a nice adventure between scholars around the world.

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