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Sunday, July 9 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Fangirls against Fanboys: Gender and Fandom

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Join a panel of UNO professors for an academic discussion on gender and fandom.

"Gender in fandom is complicated. On the one hand, fan culture is celebrated for its gender positivity. Henry Jenkins, for example, has argued that the majority of fan fiction is written by women, empowering authors to rectify gender mis-representations in popular culture, and cosplay is remarkable for its embrace of gender-fluidity and androgyny. On the other hand, the terms “fanboy” and “fangirl” clearly show that fandom is anything but “beyond gender,” as do the gender segregations at work within and between many fan communities. Our panel will discuss these and other issues in an attempt to unravel the gender politics that shape contemporary fandom and fan expressions."

Sunday July 9, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
The Danvers Room

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