- viii, pages : illustrations, 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Howell, Katherine Anderson,
- Contents: Invitation : remix pedagogy in the fandom classroom / Katherine Anderson Howell -- Adaptation as analysis : creative work in an English classroom / Anna Smol -- Becoming a subcreator : response to "Studies in Medievalism: Tolkien and Myth-making" / Rebecca Power -- Researching the Shawshank Trail : fan pilgrimage and service learning / Maura Grady, Richard J. "Robby" Roberson, Jr., and Erika Gallion -- Reblog, like, and freewrite : online blogging spaces in the composition classroom / Leslie Leonard & Lee Hibbard -- Using Tumblr in the classroom : reflection on EH101S / Lingzi Yuan and Yixian Yang -- Fan activities in online university education / Mattias Aronsson, Anneli Fjordevik, and Hiroko Inose -- Teaching deconstruction using fan vids / Shannon K. Farley -- Reacting to (re)edits : a student's experience with vids / John Sanders -- "You do realize the Lion King is set in Africa right?" : utilizing fan studies to teach race/racism in the university classroom / Rukmini Pande -- Waves of fandom in the fan studies classroom / Paul Booth -- Creation and analysis : response to fandom and active audiences class / Ashlyn Keefe -- Appendix A: Interview with Priyadharshini Seetharaman -- Appendix B: Syllabi and course design -- Appendix C: Assignments.Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index.Summary: "Providing ways to engage students through their popular culture interests, this collection brings together several essays, across disciplines, to show how fan practices such as writing fan fiction, creating vids, communicating via Tumblr, and participating in film tourism can invite students to invest more of themselves into their education. Both scholarship and fandom encourage passionate engagement with texts - rather than passive consumption in isolation - and editor Katherine Anderson Howell and her contributors find that when students are encouraged to partake in a remix classroom that encourages their fan interests, they participate more in their education, are more critical of experts and authorities, and actively shape the discourse themselves. Creating this remix classroom requires thoughtfulness on the instructor's part, and so the chapters in this volume come from teachers who have carefully constructed such courses, including several invaluable appendices that provide examples of methodologies, course assignments, teaching practices, and classroom setup. Each chapter also includes student responses that offer a sense of what students gained from each course. The result is an exciting and entertaining new way to motivate students and teachers alike, and it is sure to be a popular reference guide for instructors teaching classes from high school to graduate levels"--Back cover.