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Reception: Fans and Active Audiences of Convergence TV
Transcript of Reception: Fans and Active Audiences of Convergence TV
Michel DeCerteau, “Walking in the City.”
Laura Felschow, " 'Hey, Check it Out, There's Actually Fans:' (Dis)Empowerment and (Mis)Representation of Cult Fandom in Supernatural.”
The Baker Street Irregulars,
Founded 1934, Pictured 1947
1880s - Austenolatry
1894 - Janeites
1940 - The Jane Austen Society
Société Jules Verne 1935
" 'The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean:' Supernatural, queer readings, and the romance of incestuous fan fiction"
by Catherine Tosenberger
The Great Hiatus: 1891-1894, 1893-1903(1)
Eve Sedgewick "Between Men"
Leslie Fiedler "Come Back
to the Raft Ag'in, Huck Honey"
Elizabeth Long, "Textual Interpretation as Collective Action,"
"The Adoring Audience"
Star Trek Original Series, 1966-69
First Star Trek Convention, 1972
The Big Bang Theory, 2007
The X-Files, 1993-2002 - 2001
Buffy The Vampire Slayer, 1997-2003
Resistance vs Reproduction vs Reincorporation
Activity vs Passivity
Material versus representational resistance
Multiple axes of hierarchy and oppression
Multiple fan audiences
Changing relationship between producers and audiences
Self-Organized cult media cultures
Commercial fan interactivity across media platforms
Independent new media remix and interactivity
Contemporary Audience Landscape
Organized "strong ties" vs unorganized "loose ties"
Commercial vs non-profit (or gift economy)
Historical development and continuity vs instantaneous/spontaneous emergence
Marcel Mauss, "The Gift"
Pro-Social Reputation Enhancement (i.e. Generosity)
Anti-Social Reputation Enhancement (i.e. Waste, Thwarted Reciprocity)
Gray, Jonathan. “Antifandom and the Moral Text,” American Behavioral Scientist 48.7 (2005): 840-858.
The Metropolitan Opera, New York
Phantom of the Opera, Movie
The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
Ernani by Verdi
Fans: Fanatic, The Crowd, The Mass, Youth
Intellect, Individuality, Distinction, Maturity
Ward, Susan. “Hoodlum
and Interactive Television.” Communication, Politics, and Culture, v42, n2, 2009. 136-158.
A Short History of Organized Fans,
and Fan Representations
Active Audiences and Taste Cultures
Nowhen or Haunted Space?