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'Larger than Life'

Why do we stick to music we have liked since our youth? And how do we try to keep these memories alive? 191 more words


(in Dutch) 30 & nog steeds fan van the Backstreet Boys

Al 20 jaar lang steun vinden in de muziek van een boyband. Wat betekent de muziek van de Backstreet Boys dan voor hun Nederlandse fans? 48 more words

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Finding Family at #SPNDePaul

This weekend, I found my branch of the SPN Family.

I am not gonna lie, folks: I have been uber resistant to the whole “ 1,232 more words


I call bullshit.

Last month at PCA/ACA, I had the pleasure of hanging out with some very excellent people who are just as damn well fond of slash as I am. 1,046 more words


Sources I Love ('Cause They Haunt Me)

I have a new post up—but it’s over on the Journal of Fandom Studies (JFS) site!

A quick summary of the thing, “Sources We Love,” from JFS editor, Kathy Larsen: 88 more words


My Disciplinary Wish List

Yesterday, I read Lucy Bennett’s “Tracing Textual Poachers: Reflections on the development of fan studies and digital fandom,” an excellent history-cum-consideration of fan studies, some 20+ years after the publication of Henry Jenkins’ foundational work. 1,165 more words


The Possible Futures of Fan Studies: Harmonic Convergence of SCMS and PCA/ACA

Over the past two weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to be in the room for two amazing and productive conversations about the future of fan studies.  1,837 more words

Fan Studies