It is called “Fans and Fan Cultures”
here are some highlights from the syllabus
i actually cannot breathe because this class is so wonderful
you have to write a short essay on your experience as a fan- HOW CAN THAT BE LIMITED TO 2 PAGES I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO WRITE IN 2 PAGES
In-class viewing: Buffy the V ampire S layer (7x16 “Storyteller”).
In-class viewing: Supernatural (1x03 “Dead in the Water” and a clip from 5x01 “Sympathy for the Devil”).
“‘The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean’: Supernatural, Queer Readings, and the Romance of Incestuous Fan Fiction” by Catherine Tosenberger
“‘Let’s Get Those Winchesters Pregnant’: Male Pregnancy in Supernatural Fan Fiction” by Berit Åström
LIKE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT INCEST AND MPREG
IN A CLASS
Mini-assignment: Find a piece of fan fiction that appeals to you in some way and bring it to class today. It may be short, long, of any genre or type. Please be prepared to explain what it is
about and why you chose it.
various fanvids; T win P eaks (1x01 “Traces to Nowhere”).
Guest lecturer: Andrew Slack of the Harry Potter Alliance.
In-class viewing: BBC S herlock (1x01 “A Study in Pink”).
In-class viewing: H eroes (1x01 “Genesis”). We will also spend some time exploring its transmedia
LIKE I AM ACTUALLY CRYING