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Fan Culture: The Cure for Authorial Intent

Authorial intent is dead. It has been dying a long, slow death for ages now, but do you know what I think finally put it in the ground? 1,279 more words


Jenkins, Ford & Green: Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture

Jenkins, Henry, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green. Spreadable media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture. New York: NYU Press, 2013. Print.

Jenkins et al argue that media scholars and producers must spend equal attention on the motivations or reasons why users share content online as to the tools users employ to share that content. 274 more words

Media Studies

"This is Why I Treat Fandom Like It's Important (Because It Is)," by saathi1013

So many movements in art/literary history are defined solely by a small group of friends (usually male, let us not forget, and often white and wealthy) fucking off to the countryside (or whatever enclave best suited them) and doing the art that compelled them, and to hell with what the establishment thought. 517 more words

Why Argentina's Primera Is The Perfect Antidote To The Premier League

This article originally appeared on The False Nine.

Although the subject is hotly debated, it’s generally accepted that the English Premier League is now the best division in the world. 1,646 more words


A Day At The Darts

I’d sat at home through enough dart matches to know the drill: its rules, its format, and its customs. I’d even searched out on youtube interviews of the players to gain a sense of who it was these thousands of people would come to peer at from afar, up to £25 a pop no less. 1,488 more words


The Hashtag Campaign for a Black Widow Movie

On Tuesday Marvel announced its future film slate up till 2019. Of the nine films there’s two that really excited me (and a large portion of the internet) Black Panther and Captain Marvel. 428 more words


The Fan Performance: "Geeky Blonde" Shakespeare

The Geeky Blonde videos are examples of the dynamic and evolving nature of vernacular Shakespeare production on YouTube. The first video in the series, The Merchant of Venice… 163 more words

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