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Dispatch from the Inaugural Fan Studies Network – North America Conference
Jenny Keegan / Louisiana State University Press
The inaugural Fan Studies Network-North America Conference took place in October 2018. In case you couldn’t make it, Jenny Keegan is here to fill you in.
Tumblr’s GIF Economy: The Promotional Function of Industrially Gifted Gifsets
Lesley Willard / University of Texas at Austin
Lesley Willard examines the industrial logics and consequences of the television industry’s creation and distribution of GIFS on Tumblr, as well as the potential implications for fandom’s gift economy.