Fansplaining: The Fan Studies Network

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Episode Title: Fansplaining: The Fan Studies Network
Length: 1:13:12
Featured: Lucy Bennett and Tom Phillips
Date: July 10 2018
Focus: The Fan Studies Network
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Fansplaining: The Fan Studies Network is an episode of the podcast Fansplaining by Flourish Klink and Elizabeth Minkel.

For others in the series, see Fansplaining.


In Episode 78, “The Fan Studies Network,” Elizabeth attends the Fan Studies Network’s annual academic conference in Cardiff, Wales, and interviews the founders of the FSN, Lucy Bennett and Tom Phillips. Back in the U.S., she and Flourish discuss some of the most exciting things she heard at the conference, the intersections and tensions between academics and non-academic fans, and the ways in which diversity is still a challenge for fan studies.


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