FanLIS 2021 Programme

FanLIS 2021: Building Bridges

20th May 2021

Venue: Online
Organizers: Dr Ludi Price ( & Dr Lyn Robinson (

Registration: FREE

Twitter: @CityLIS #CityLIS #FanLIS


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

13.00   Welcome Address – Dr Ludi Price

Panel 1

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

13:35    Japanese Visual Media Graph: Providing researchers with data from enthusiast communities – Senan Kiryakos, Magnus Pfeffer, Martin Roth, Luca Paolo Bruno & Zoltan Kacsuk

13:55    Twitch Played Pokémon: A Niche Community Still Remembers – Aris Emmanouloudis

14:15    The animated Princess as cultural icon: a royal legacy from the Disney corporation – Jasmine Kershaw

14:35    Panel Q&A Moderated by Dr Ludi Price


15.00    Break


Panel 2

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

15:40    “I Know What I’m About”: A Pilot Study of Fanfiction and the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Teenage Readers – J Nicole Miller

16.00    How Adventure Time Fans Understand the ‘True’ Producer: A Close Analysis of Two Encyclopedic Fan Texts – Paul A. Thomas

16:20    Panel Q&A Moderated by Dr Lyn Robinson


16:45    Break


17.00   Keynote (title TBA) – Abigail De Kosnik

18.00    Thoughts on relationship between Fan Studies and LIS – Dr Ludi Price

18:15    Close

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