Case study of French and Spanish fan reception of Game of Thrones

Mélanie Bourdaa, Javier Lozano Delmar

Abstract


The reception of the American TV show Game of Thrones (2011–) by French and Spanish fans and nonfans is addressed via a qualitative methodology, the goal of which is to understand how European viewers perceive themselves as fans and what it means for them to be fans. Analysis of characteristics of a specifically European reception helps us learn what fan studies tell us about fans and what fans really think about fandoms.

Keywords


Europe; Fandom

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2015.0608

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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