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About this Course
About the Course
In this course, Professor Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California, Annenberg) discusses his ideas of Fandom and Fandom Studies. In the first module, we look at the origins of Fandom Studies. After this, we explore the typical stereotypes of fans and fandom. Then, we look at how fandom operates as a subculture. After this, we explore the idea of Participatory Culture in a little more detail. Then, we look at the idea of Pop Cosmopolitanism in a little more detail. After this, we explore the idea of Civic Imagination in a little more detail. Then, we look at the idea of Transmedia Storytelling in a little more detail. Finally, we look at the idea of Spreadable Media.
About the Lecturer
Professor Henry Jenkins is Provost Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California, Annenberg. He specialises in media studies and fandom. With this in mind, he has published widely, including Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Culture, By Any Media Necessary: The New Youth Activists, Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change and Comics and Stuff.