2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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ENG372: Fan Culture

3 Credit(s)
Cult films, TV series and novels can inspire fierce devotion among audiences.  Fans unite around media texts and fictional characters they love and often produce their own fan fiction, mash-up videos, blogs and other artistic creations.  This course will introduce students to key scholars and theories in the field of fan studies to explore questions such as:  How do fans form virtual communities?  How has the Internet aided the spread of fan cultures?  How does fandom complicate our understanding of media producers and consumers as distinct groups?