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Global Fandom in the Digital Age

 

The development of the internet and new technology has increased the visibility of fandom. It broke down the geographic barriers and made it easier for people to access free flow of information, connect and communicate at anytime anywhere. The internet allowed fans of TV, films, music, video games among others to participate in sharing, producing, circulating and promoting cultural products, it has become a new distribution channel for amateur cultural production. In this course we will analyse online fan cultures of popular television dramas such as Sherlock, Black Mirror, SKAM through different online fan communities, fan fiction/slash fan fiction communities, interpretative communities, etc. We will discuss how fandoms practice differentiate in relation to culture, gender, media censorship, linguistic among others. 

Find full course description in the course catalogue.    

Exam

Students complete a written take-home assignment on a topic they choose themselves amounting to 8-12 standard pages.

The assignement is handed in online, no later than 5 August. Presence in Aarhus is not necessary. 

Admission Requirements

Course specific:

To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.  

General:

Exchange Students: nomination from your home university

Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

You can read more about the admission here.

Lecturer

Rui Xu

PhD Student