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Considering how crucially comic book marketing depends on loyal customers, especially fans, and to how great an extent the ever-expanding franchises surrounding Marvel’s or DC’s comic worlds rely on user participation and fandom, it seems striking that the connection between Comics Studies and Fan Studies has hardly been explored in any great detail so far.

Is this because Comics Studies focus on the text and Fan Studies on its recipient? At least in Germany, Comics Studies have strong roots in (Comparative) Literary Studies, Art History, or Philology while Fan Studies are either grounded in Media and Cultural studies or in Sociology (focusing on individual and mass consumption practices or group phenomena).

In our 2019 Workshop on Comics/Fandom, we want to address possible overlaps and frictions between Comics Studies and Fan Studies



Attendants are kindly asked to register until March 17th 2019 at comicsfandom2019SpamProtectiongmail.com

Day 1, 28.3.2019

Welcome Address 14.00 - 14.15 h

Coffee Break 16.15 -16.30 h

Coffee Break/Snack 18.30 - 19.00 h

Day 2, 29.3.2019

Meeting of the Committee for Comics Studies (AG Comicforschung) and the Committee for the Studies of Fandom and Participatory Culture (AG Partizipations- und Fanforschung) 9.30 - 10.15 h

Coffee Break 10.15 - 10.30 h

Lunch Break 12.30 - 14.00 h

Final Discussion 16.00 h