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An Academic's Sojourn Through Communication

A Subject By Choice?

(I wrote this for a graduate course on critical and cultural theories. It helped fuel my thinking about agency, fandom, and reception studies. I believe the citations are in reference … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Three Approaches to Media Reception and Audience Reception Studies

This paper was part of my comp exams, or qualification exams, that I needed to complete before being allowed to do my dissertation. This paper basically serves as the backbone … Continue reading

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Cinema Anthology

Edited by Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me) and myself, Bloomsbury Academic will release Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical Studies into Film Spectators and Spectatorship on February 25, 2016. Making … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Professional Wrestling, Smarks, and Convergent Media

As part of the project on understanding professional wrestling through the theoretical lens of convergence (i.e. convergent wrestling), I recently wrote out an explanation for how Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Convergent Wrestling: The Nature of Professional Wrestling

Professional wrestling has been criticized for its emphasis on the fiction of its entertainment rather than the reality of its sport. My partner, Christopher Olson (Seems Obvious to Me), and … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Call for Papers: Pro Wrestling Symposium

Here is another call that is speaking to research near and dear to my heart: The Pro Wrestling Symposium: Laying the Academic ‘Smackdown’ Weekend of Saturday, 18th June 2016 Hosted … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Call for Papers: The Fan Studies Network conference 2016

Originally posted on The Fan Studies Network:
THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK CONFERENCE 2016 25-26th June 2016 University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Keynote Speaker: Professor Henry Jenkins (University of Southern…

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens Takes on Joss Whedon

On this eighteenth episode of The Pop Culture Lens, we present the recording of a second roundtable discussion from the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. This roundtable discusses the … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Pop Culture Lens: Fan Harassment

I have been talking about this idea of fractured fandom on this blog for awhile now, because I have been concerned with the problems and tensions fans are facing in … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Little Pony on The Pop Culture Lens

In the fourteenth episode of The Pop Culture Lens podcast, Christopher and I are joined by Aaron Kashtan of Miami University in Ohio ( to discuss the gendered and transmedia … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Cinema Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Making Sense of Cinema by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Making Sense of Cinema

by CarrieLynn D. Reinhard

Giveaway ends February 15, 2016. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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