FanLIS 2020: Programme


FanLIS 2020: Building Bridges

9th April 2020

Venue: A109/A110, College Building, City, University of London
Organizers: Dr Ludi Price ( & Dr Lyn Robinson (

Registration FREE: Via Eventbrite

Twitter: @CityLIS #CityLIS #FanLIS


Please note that the schedule below may be subject to changes.

10:00    Registration (light refreshments available)

11:00    Introduction


11:15    Filling the Gap: an Exploration into the Theories and Methods Used in Fan Studies – Eleonora Benecchi & Colin Porlezza

Information Behaviour

11:40    Fandoms: a political alternative to corporate information management – Michael Dolton

12:05    “I Know What I’m About”: A Pilot Study of Fanfiction and the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Teenage Readers – J Nicole Miller

12:30    Twitch Played Pokémon: A Niche Community Still Remembers – Aris Emmanouloudis

12:55    Lunch (Please bring your own lunch. Food available to purchase on campus or nearby.)

Authenticity & Canonicity

13:55    How Adventure Time Fans Understand the ‘True’ Producer: A Close Analysis of Two Encyclopedic Fan Texts – Paul A. Thomas (remote presentation)

14.20.  Canon, Canons and Anti-Canonicity: Queer Cultural Memory and the Textuality of Swan Queen ‘#fic recs’ on Tumblr – Alice M. Kelly

14:45    The animated Princess as cultural icon: a royal legacy from the Disney corporation – Jasmine Kershaw

15:10    Break (light refreshments available)


15:30    Japanese Visual Media Graph: Providing researchers with data from enthusiast communities – Senan Kiryakos, Magnus Pfeffer, Martin Roth, Luca Paolo Bruno & Zoltan Kacsuk

15:55    Non-profit publishing in fannish and academic contexts: who wants what, and who controls the infrastructure? – Nele Noppe

16:20    Unraveling discursive construction of Thai fandom: an analysis of Thai fans’ portrayal and rewriting of source texts in fan fiction – Pitchapa Smutradontri

16:45    Final thoughts on relationship between Fan Studies and LIS

17:00    Drinks reception

18:00    Close

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