Post-Object Fandom

Post-Object Fandom

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Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series to draw to a close, the reactions of fans have rarely been considered. Williams explores this everyday occurence through close analysis of television fans to examine how they respond to, discuss, and work through their feelings when shows finish airing. Through a range of case studies, including The West Wing (NBC, 2000-2006), Lost (ABC 2004 -2010), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Doctor Who (BBC 1963-1989; 2005-), The X-Files (FOX, 1993-2002), Firefly (FOX, 2002) and Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004), Williams considers how fans prepare for the final episodes of shows, how they talk about this experience with fellow fans, and how, through re-viewing, discussion and other fan practices, they seek to maintain their fandom after the show's cessation.Post-series outings on the cinema screen remain relatively infrequent, although there have been examples including David ... prequel Fire Walk With Me, two big- screen outings for HBO series Sex and the City and the ongoing series of Star Trek films. ... Fireflya#39;s original cancellation after just fourteen episodes fits into Mittella#39;s notion of the a#39;stoppagea#39;, which he describes as: ... (Mittell 2013, paragraph 3)anbsp;...

Title:Post-Object Fandom
Author:Rebecca Williams
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA - 2015-01-29


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