Media Audiences

Drawing on at least two theorists of ‘fandom’ and ‘fan activities’ discuss how the
knowledge of fandom’ and ‘fan activities’ has contributed to our understanding of
media audiences? Use research case studies to substantiate your arguments.

Use these two case studies:

Lee, H. 2011, “Participatory media fandom: A case study of anime fansubbing”, Media, Culture & Society, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 1131-1147.
Lee, A. 2011, “Time Travelling with fanfic writers:
Understanding fan culture through repeated online interviews”, Participations, Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, vol.8, no.1, pp. 246-269

Use these as references:

Barton, K.M. & Lampley, J.M. 2014;2013;, Fan CULTure: Essays on Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century,McFarland & Company Inc, Publishers, US.

Hellekson, K., 1966, Busse, K., 1967 & ebrary, I. 2014, The Fan Fiction Studies Reader, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City.

Jenkins, H., 1958 1992, Textual poachers: television fans & participatory culture, Routledge, New York.

Jenkins, H., 1958 2006, Fans, bloggers, and gamers: exploring participatory culture, 1st edn, New York University Press, New York.

Nightingale, V. & Ross, K., 1957 2003, Critical readings: media and audiences, Open University Press, Maidenhead.

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