FMST 041. Fan Culture


Explores the history, philosophy, and impact of fandom in film, television, and new media. Drawing on methodologies including reception and audience studies, feminism, performance, cultural studies, ethnography, and convergence theory, we will consider topics such as the evolution of celebrity and "cult" status; the creation and sharing of fan fiction and vids; gendered, queer, and cis identities in fan culture; relationships between fandom and industry; and fans' use of digital social media. Screenings include serial and episodic TV, camp and "trash" cinema, narrative and documentary films, and fan-generated content. 
Eligible for GSST credit if all papers and projects are focused on GSST topics.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Eligible for FMST, GSST
Catalog chapter: Film and Media Studies  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/film-media-studies


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