Fan Studies Network Conference 2018 : quelques faits saillants

Fan Studies Network Conference 2018

L’édition 2018 de la Fan Studies Network Conference avait lieu les 29 et 30 juin à l’université de Cardiff, au Pays de Galles, Royaume-Uni. Après un résumé des conférences de 2014, 2015, 2016 et 2017, nous vous présentons un résumé de trois communications populaires sous le mot-clic #FSN2018. Un grand merci à Lori Morimoto pour le rassemblement des tweets sur Wakelet!

Julia Largent (McPherson College, Kansas, États-Unis) – Dating As A Fan Scholar

Dans cette communication, Largent raconte ses expériences de vie amoureuse en tant que chercheuse sur les fans (fan scholar). À la fin de juillet 2017, elle a déménagé dans une petite ville du Kansas pour un nouvel emploi (Source). Célibataire, elle s’est tournée vers les applications de rencontre et a rapidement constaté que ses profils étaient rédigés comme des biographies pour des appels à chapitre. En effet, il devient difficile de parler de soi sans évoquer ses recherches (Source). Cette frustration s’applique également à d’autres domaines universitaires, mais dans le cas des fan studies, cela devient un peu plus compliqué. Pour ces chercheurs étudiant leurs fandoms préférés, il est difficile de regarder une série télévisée ou un film sans les analyser d’un point de vue critique (Source). Cette communication a suscité beaucoup de réactions auprès de l’auditoire (Source).

 

 

Daisy Pignetti (University of Wisconsin – Stout, USA) – « When Your Fave is Problematic »: The Impact of Hiddleswift on Hiddlestoners

Pignetti s’intéresse à l’impact de la courte relation entre Tom Hiddleston et Taylor Swift sur les fans de l’acteur, nommés les Hiddlestoners. En effet, Hiddleston a souvent été considéré comme un Internet Boyfriend et un parangon de la masculinité (Source). Au moment où Hiddleston a sorti avec Swift, un mouvement anti-fans a émergé (Source) et jugeait cette relation inappropriée (Source). Dans sa recherche, Pignetti a sondé les fans sur différentes plateformes (Twitter, Tumblr et Facebook) : 593 réponses ont été récoltées, dont 400 dans les premières 24 heures de la mise en ligne du sondage (Source). Dans les réponses ouvertes, il y a un fort sentiment d’anti-fandom envers Swift (Source) ainsi qu’une perte de respect envers Hiddleston (Source).

 

 

Beatriz Inzunza-Acedo (Université de Monterrey, Mexique) – Fascination with the Evil:  Audience’s Emotional Relationships with Villains

Le but de la recherche d’Inzunza-Acedo est d’explorer les différentes émotions ressenties par des fans par rapport à des vilains. Selon la chercheuse, même si les vilains sont créés pour être haïs (Source), ils sont aimés parce qu’ils « fournissent une sorte d’espace cathartique pour exploiter ce que nous ne sommes pas censés faire » (Source). Des sondages et des groupes de discussions ont été menés pour mieux connaître cette fascination pour les vilains (Source). Parmi les résultats méritant d’être mentionnés :

  • 57,9 % croient que les femmes font de meilleurs vilains, puisqu’elles utilisent l’intelligence et la sexualité plutôt que l’argent et la force (Source);
  • 97 % pensent que les vilains sont psychologiquement instables, mais 60 % croient qu’ils sont méchants en raison d’une enfance traumatisante (Source);
  • 58 % croient que les vilains sont plus intéressants que les héros, mais 90 % disent que cela dépend de l’acteur/l’actrice (Source).

 


Pour terminer, nous vous présentons la liste des participants selon la programmation de 2018, avec un lien vers leur compte Twitter pour certains d’entre eux. À l’an prochain!

 

Panel A1: Difficulties of the Fan Studies Researcher

Julia Largent (McPherson College, Kansas, USA) – Dating As A Fan Scholar

Naomi Jacobs (University of Aberdeen, UK) – Challenges to Cross-disciplinary Collaboration as Applied to Fan Studies

Katharina Hülsmann (Heinrich-Heine – University of Düsseldorf, Germany) – Researching “Carefully and Politely”: Conducting Field Work on Japanese Fan Communities after the Ritsumeikan Incident

Bertha Chin (Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia) – The Displaced Fan Studies Scholar and the Third Space: An Autoethnography

 

Panel A2: Game of Thrones Across Borders: Transcultural Voices and Transmedia Experiences of Reception

Florencia García-Rapp (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) – The Fourth Wall and ‘The Wall’: A Cross-cultural Reception Analysis of Game of Thrones

Melanie Bourdaa (University of Bordeaux Montaigne, France) – Female Fans Are Coming: GOT and the Reappropriation of the Show by Female Fans

María-José Establés ((Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain), Mar Guerrero-Pico (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and María del Mar Grandío (Murcia University, Spain) – Empowered or exploited female characters? An overview of the Spanish speaking audience of Game of Thrones

 

Panel A3: Fandom, Technology and Platforms

Aleena Chia (Indiana University, USA) – Binarism and Hybridism in Participatory Concepts

Welmoed Wagenaar (Utrecht University, Netherlands) – “This is Something I Must Enjoy”: Making sense of Tumblr Multifandom Practices in Everyday Contexts

Jessica Crosby (Newcastle University, UK) – Moving Pictures: Tumblr Users and GIF Use in Online Film Reception

Meredith Dabek (Maynooth University, County Kildare, Ireland) – “Lizzie’s Story Felt Like Home:” Narrative Intimacy in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Fandom

 

Panel B1: Events of Fandom: Approaching Sci-Fi Fan Events from the Perspectives of Critical Event, Tourism and Leisure Studies

Benjamin Woo (Carleton University, Canada) – Form/Con-tent: Defining the Con as Cultural

and Organizational Form

Monique Franklin (Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia) – Constructing Queer Sci-Fi Fan Identities: the Negotiation of Representation in Online Spaces

Callum Cole (Independent Researcher), Nicole Ferdinand (Bournemouth University, UK) and Nigel Williams (Bournemouth University, UK) – The Twitter Force Awakens: An Exploratory Study of eWOM Around a Sci-fi Movie Release

Karl Spracklen (Leeds Beckett University, UK) – Performing SF Fandom Through Debating

Controversy: Communicative Leisure, Collective Memory, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Below the Line at The Guardian

 

Panel B2: Fan Studies Methodologies

Cassie Yishu Lin (University of Westminster, UK) – Performing Authorship: An Exploration of Visual Methodology on Women Writing Slash Fiction

Abby Waysdorf (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands) – “Modified Aca-Fandom” and Contemporary Fan Studies

Milena Popova (University of West of England, UK) – Follow the Trope: A Digital (Auto)ethnography for Fan Studies

Chiara Codeca (Independent, Italy) – The Non-academic Contribution to Research

 

Panel B3: Nostalgia, Ageing and Generational Fandom

Tracey Mollet (University of Leeds, UK) – “Do You Seriously Want to Fight the Demogorgon with your Wrist Rocket’…:  Stranger Things, (Hyper) Postmodernism, Trans-mediality and Geek Fandoms

Simone Driessen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands) – Making Things Whole Again: Reading the Pop-music Reunion in Fans’ Life-courses

Joe Smith (University of Huddersfield, UK) – The Role of Multiple Sports Fandoms in Constructions of the Ageing Self

Pilar Lacasa, Julián de la Fuente, Sara Cortés, María Ruth García-Pernía (University of Alcalá, Spain) – The Fannish Spaces of a Teen Girl around Harry Potter: An Ethnographic Approach

 

Panel C1: Celebrity, Stardom and Fandom

Rebecca Williams (University of South Wales, UK) – Of Mice and Minions: Fandom, ‘Ani-embodiment’, and ‘Metonymic Celebrity’ in the Theme Park Character Encounter

Daisy Pignetti (University of Wisconsin – Stout, USA) – « When Your Fave is Problematic »: The Impact of Hiddleswift on Hiddlestoners

Kirsty Worrow (Shrewsbury College, UK) – “He’s a friend from work”: Reimagining celebrity relationships as Real Person Headcanons

Agata Łuksza (University of Warsaw, Poland) – The History of Celebrity Fans: International Theatre Stars in Nineteenth-Century Warsaw and Their Reception

 

Panel C2: Theatre & Fandom

Kirsty Sedgman (University of Bristol, UK) – This Beloved Theatre of Ours: Regional vs. London Ownership in Bristol Old Vic

Megan Vaughan (Royal Holloway, UK) – Fan Theatre Criticism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Audacious Olivia Truman

Owen G. Parry (Goldsmiths and Central Saint Martins.) – Slash Performance: Homo-Domestic Fictioning as Queer Myth-odology

Ruth Foulis (Glasgow School of Art, UK) – “I Wanna be in the Room Where it Happens.” Fandom and Celebrity in Popular Contemporary Theatre Productions Hamilton: An American Musical and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

 

Panel C3: Fan Activism and Social Engagement

Tom Phillips (University of East Anglia, UK) – “Piledrive a Fascist”: Fan Performance, Activism, and Textual Boundaries

Leandro Augusto Borges Lima (King’s College London, UK) – Videogames and Fan-activism: Why are Gamers Not There Yet?

Joanna Kucharska (Jagiellonian University, Poland) – S(J)W: New Star Wars Canon, Social Engagement, Representation, and the Hashtag Wars

Emily E. Roach (University of York, UK) – This Paper is Problematic: The Impact of Changing

Platforms on Fandom Content

 

Panel D1: Fandom, Place & National Identity

William McCarthy (University of Adelaide, Australia) – Meet Me Down on Main Street: Disneyland as Place Attachment for Southern Californians

Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK) – Where Theatre Fandom Meets Architectural Fandom? The National Theatre, London, and Fan Repertoires of ‘Mnemonic Imagination’

Lincoln Geraghty (University of Portsmouth, UK) – Rewards, Raids and Regionals: The Online and Offline Fan Cultures of Pokémon Go

Stephanie Garrison (University of Aberdeen, UK) – Beyond Fandom: Outlander Facebook Fan Groups and the Guardianship of an Imagined Scotland

 

Panel D2: Fandom, Distinction and Hierarchy

Simon Hobbs (University of Portsmouth, UK) – From ‘Gore-Object’ to ‘Art-Object’ to… No Object: Exploitation Cinema after DVD

Isabella McNeill (Monash University, Australia) – “These Violent Delights have Violent ends »: Analysing Westworld‘s ‘theorising culture’

María-José Establés (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain) & Mar Guerrero-Pico (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain) – “Strategic Fandom” and “Fan-personation”: Producers’ Hegemony and Pre-emptive Control Mechanisms Within Fan Spaces

 

Panel D3: Global Fandom

Ekky Imanjaya (University of East Anglia, UK) – Si Unyil, Cult Media, and Generation of the 1980s

Yao Zhao (Univesity of Leeds, UK) and Anna Madill (University of Leeds, UK) – What Are the Differences Between Chinese and English-speaking Yaoi fans?

Natalia Samutina (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia) – Participatory Cultures, Transcultural Flows and Fans as Cultural Agents: A Case of a Fan-produced Manga Publishing House in Russia

Courtney McLaren (Simon Fraser University, Canada) – Hybridized K-Pop in the Age of Social Media: A Case Study of BTS’ Global Popularity

 

Panel E1: Fandom, Participatory Culture and Politics

Eleonora Benecchi (Università della Svizzera italiana) and Colin Porlezza (University of Zurich) – How Trump became Voldemort: Harry Potter References in the Coverage of the US Presidential Election

Katherine Larsen (George Washington University, USA) – Whose Wingnuts Are They?: Co-Opting the Rhetorics of Fandom in the Political Sphere

Megan Genovese (University of Pennsylvania, USA) – Resistance Imitating Art: Popular Culture and Protest Signs at the Women’s March on Washington

Briony Hannell (University of East Anglia, UK) – “I’m a Muslim Girl in a White, Faithless Country. I’m the Biggest Loser of Them All.”: Skam Fandom, Muslim Girlhood, and DIY Citizenship

 

Panel E2: Fashion and Material Culture

Nicolle Lamerichs (Utrecht University, Netherlands) – Star Wars on the Catwalk: Framing Fan Fashion in the Age of Creative Business

Ekaterina Kulinicheva (Independent Researcher, Moscow, Russia) – Sneakerheads as Fandom (as Fans) and Participatory Culture

Katriina Heljakka (University of Turku, Finland) – The Snow Must Go On: Locating Toys and Territorial Play Practices in Nordic Star Wars Fandom

Lies Lanckman (University of Kent, UK) – “I Hope You Haven’t Many Friends!”: Fan Community and Conflict in the Age of the Movie Magazine

 

Panel E3: Rethinking Fan Identity

Martin Barker (Aberystwyth University, UK) – What’s Wrong with Lurking? What’s Wrong with the Concept of ‘Lurking’?

Marianne Gunderson (University of Oslo, Norway) and Sophie Hansal (University of Vienna, Austria) – Affect as an Asset: Towards a Fannish Methodology

Brittany Kelley (King’s College London, UK) – All in the Family (?): Family, Love, and Emotioned Fannish Literacy

Rob Samuels (University of Huddersfield, UK) – Everyday Fandom, Neoliberalism and the Anxiety of Boredom

 

Panel F1: Texts, Ownership & Interpretations

Chris Stone (Liverpool Hope University, UK) and Ciarán Ryan (Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland) – Fans of Fans: Football Fan Media Shaping and Challenging Collective Opinion at the Global/local Nexus

Ruth Flaherty (University of East Anglia, UK) – A Tale of Two Systems: Fanfiction, Fair Use and Fair Dealing

Andrew Crome (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) – Exploring Prophecy as Fan Fiction: Richard Brothers, his Female Rivals, and Reclaiming Scripture

Jonathan Rose (University of Passau, Germany) – Trans(ing) Narratives: Transfic as Trans/Fan Practice

 

Panel F2: Anti-Fandom, Dislike, and Fantagonism

Mark Stewart (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands) – “Read Another Fucking Book”:  The Liberal Backlash Against Harry Potter Fandom

Sebastian F. K. Svegaard (Birmigham City University, UK) – Feel My Righteous Anger: Affect as Motivation for Critical Vidding

Beatriz Inzunza-Acedo (Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico) – Fascination with the Evil:  Audience’s Emotional Relationships with Villains

 

Panel F3: Cultural Politics and Identity

Cecilia Almeida Rodrigues Lima (Federal Univerity of Pernambuco, Brazil) and Gêsa Karla Cavalcanti (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil) – Confronting Hate: Fandom and Controvesy Around Lesbian Couples in Brazilian Fictional Television

James Rendell (Cardiff University, UK) – Quotas of Colour: Black (Anti-)Fan’s Intersectional

Politicisation of The Walking Dead Franchise

William Proctor (Bournemouth University, UK) – “When I see Slave Leias Wandering the Halls of a Convention, I see Leia Literally Choking the Snot out of her Oppressor”: Testing the Ideology of Female Fans’ Star Wars Cos-Playing Practices

Neta Yodovich (University of Manchester, UK) – « Finally We Get to Play the Doctor »: Women Fans’ Reception of the First Woman Doctor Who

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