Critical Fan Case Studies
Critical Fan Case Studies are a series of blogpost-styled analyses into specific aspects of critical fan practices and uptakes. Each can be read as standalone or in tandem with the larger narrative of the dissertation. These short snippets pull together the data, theories, and arguments from across the CFT.
Across these case studies, themes of fans critiquing and resisting systems of power emerge. How do fans critically uptake generic conventions in both mainstream media and fandoms?
Missandei Deserves Better
How did fans take up, or not take up, Missandei's death? How are fans critically challenging white supremacy both in Game of Thrones and the fandom?
Ship is canon!
How did fans uptake Korra and Asami's growing relationship across the seasons? How did critical fans resist normative representations of gender and sexuality?