Event Title

Fandom Isn't Just for Fun: Fandom, Politics, and Digital Rhetoric

Location

Memorial Library 47

Start Date

29-3-2019 1:15 PM

End Date

29-3-2019 1:45 PM

Description

This presentation explores the relationship between fandoms and politics, responding to recent calls to examine the potential ways fandoms interact with political life. Focusing on the varied ways in which activism is taken up across platforms like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, I will explore important questions about the rhetoric emerging around online fandom, political activism, and organizational responses to these emerging communities.

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Mar 29th, 1:15 PM Mar 29th, 1:45 PM

Fandom Isn't Just for Fun: Fandom, Politics, and Digital Rhetoric

Memorial Library 47

This presentation explores the relationship between fandoms and politics, responding to recent calls to examine the potential ways fandoms interact with political life. Focusing on the varied ways in which activism is taken up across platforms like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, I will explore important questions about the rhetoric emerging around online fandom, political activism, and organizational responses to these emerging communities.