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Title Popular media cultures : fans, audiences and paratexts / edited by Lincoln Geraghty, University of Portsmouth, UK
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (261 pages)
Contents Introduction: Fans and Paratexts; Lincoln Geraghty -- PART I: WRITING IN THE MARGINS -- 1. We put the 'media' in (anti)social media': Channel 4's Youth Audiences, Unofficial Archives and the Promotion of Second-Screen Viewing; Michael O'Neill -- 2. Television Fandom in the Age of Narrowcasting: The Politics and Proximity in Regional Scripted Reality Dramas "The Only Way is Essex" and "Made in Chelsea"; Cornel Sandvoss, Kelly Youngs and Joanne Hobbs -- 3. 'A Reason to Live': Utopia and Social Change in Star Trek Fan Letters; Lincoln Geraghty -- PART II: READING BETWEEN THE LINES -- 4. Victims and Villains: Psychological Themes, Male Stars and Horror Films in the 1940s; Mark Jancovich -- 5. 'I Want to Do Bad Things With You': The TV Horror Title Sequence; Stacey Abbott -- 6. "Cannibal Holocaust": The Paratextual (Re)Construction of History; Simon Hobbs -- PART III: FROM SPOILER TO FAN ACTIVIST -- 7. From "Angel" to "Much Ado": Cross-Textual Catharsis, Kinesthetic Empathy, and Whedonverse Fandom; Tanya R. Cochran -- 8. Location, location, location: Citizen-"fan" Journalists' 'set reporting' and Info-war in the Digital Age; Matt Hills -- 9. Sherlock Holmes, the Defacto Franchise; Roberta Pearson -- 10. 'Cultural acupuncture': Fan activism and the Harry Potter Alliance; Henry Jenkins -- Afterword: Studying Media With and Without Paratexts; Jonathan Gray
Summary "Popular Media Cultures seeks to explore the relationship between audiences and media texts, their paratexts and interconnected ephemera, and the related cultural practices that add to and expand the narrative worlds with which fans engage. The book discusses how audiences make meaning out of established media texts such as Doctor Who, Made in Chelsea and Star Trek, the Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter franchises, and infamous examples of the horror genre by writing and creating new ones. Authors focus on the cultural work done by media audiences, how they engage with new technologies and how convergence culture impacts on the strategies and activities of popular media fans. This collection brings together leading academics in the fields of film, television, fan and cultural studies to open up and take further the debates surrounding popular media, its producers, its audiences, and the cultures in which they are ultimately located"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Consists of papers delivered at a symposium, Popular Media Cultures: Writing in the Margins and Reading Between the Lines, held at the Odeon Cinema Covent Garden in London in May 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English
Description based on print version record
Subject Digital media -- Social aspeccts -- Congresses
Fans (Persons) -- Congresses.
Mass media and culture -- Congresses.
Popular culture -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Subculture -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Geraghty, Lincoln, 1977- editor
ISBN 1137350377 (electronic bk)
9781137350374 (electronic bk)