Welcome to a special fandom-themed week from In Media Res. While each of the contributors this week will respond to one another, the forum is still open to everyone to add their comments as well. Please feel free to respond to their comments and add your own thoughts and ideas about the series as well.
This week’s In Media Res line-up:
Monday, November 19, 2007 – Francesca Coppa (Muhlenberg College) presents: “Celebrating Kandy Fong: Founder of Fannish Music Video”
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 – Matt Hills (Cardiff University) presents: “Life on Mars - They Filmed An Alternative Ending?”
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 – Aswin Punathambekar (University of Michigan) presents: “Flash Fandom and Indian Idol”
Thursday, November 22, 2007 – Louisa Stein (San Diego State University) presents: “Convergence Fashion: Hailing the Gossip Girl Fan”
Friday, November 23, 2007 – John Hartley (Queensland University of Technology) presents: “A Double Drabble* of Bugger All: On Monty Python’s Galaxy Song”
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In Media Res is envisioned as an experiment in just one sort of
collaborative, multi-modal scholarship that MediaCommons will aim to
foster. Its primary goal is to provide a forum for more immediate critical
engagement with media in a manner closer to how we typically experience
Each day, a different media scholar will present a 30-second to 3-minute
clip accompanied by a 100-150-word impressionistic response. The goal is to
promote an online dialogue amongst media scholars and the public about
contemporary media scholarship through clips chosen for either their
typicality or a-typicality in demonstrating narrative strategies, genre
formulations, aesthetic choices, representational practices, institutional
approaches, fan engagements, etc.
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