COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Media Fandom
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Communication and Media (COMM)
Department: LSA Communication and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No more than three credits can be elected from COMM 450-490.
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Enforced Prerequisites:
Declared Communication Studies Seniors ONLY.
Advisory Prerequisites:
COMM 251, COMM 261, COMM 271 or COMM 281 strongly recommended.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course introduces students to the study of media fandom. The aim is to provide a critical understanding of how and why fans perform their investment in particular media texts and figures, from engagement in grassroots cultural practices (e.g., fan fiction, fancasting) to participating in industry-driven events such as Comic-Con. In doing so, we explore the evolution of fandom from a ridiculed and pathologized fringe activity to one that is now largely celebrated and integral to mainstream production and promotional logic. This includes readings on different forms of affective investment in media; negotiations between audiences and producers; and specific fan cultures’ meaning-making practices in relation to identity, technology, labor, the law, activism, and beyond.

Schedule

COMM 490 - Capstone Seminars in Media Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
21950
Closed
0
2COMM Sr
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
23605
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
31880
Closed
0
1COMM Sr
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.
004 (SEM)
 In Person
36239
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: This is a Capstone course reserved for declared Communication and Media senior majors.

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