Five College Consortium

MEDIA FANDOM, PARTIC & FAN ST

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Film and Media Studies
Course Number: 
311
Institution: 
Smith College
Trending their fandom’s names on Twitter, funding the big screen adaptation of their favorite shows via Kickstarter, and in some cases, getting out on the streets for physical protests—Media fans and fandoms have become more visible in the digital age. However, fan practices pre-date the widespread use of the internet. This course will explore the past and the present of media fandom alongside the ways in which fans have been represented and studied. While surveying the history of fandom and fan studies, we will study the notions of participation, engagement and activism in connection with fan practices. Prerequisite: FMS 150, professor permission only, priority given to FMS manors and minors. Enrollment limit of 12. (E)
Comments: 
Not open to first-years, sophomores
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 
You must also register for a Lecture section.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30791-S19

Course Sections

MEDIA FANDOM, PARTIC & FAN ST
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
F01 0.0 Sebnem Baran sbaran@smith.edu W 07:00-10:00 SEELYE 201