Tumbling or stumbling? Misadventures with Tumblr in the fan studies classroom

  • Paul J. Booth DePaul University
Keywords: Acafandom, Pedagogy, Lesson plan, Social media, Fandom, Students


Teaching with Tumblr can be tricky, and here I explore some of the failures I've had with the social media site in my class. I argue that learning from pedagogical failure reveals important lapses in our own teaching. For the fan studies classroom, Tumblr illustrates the difficulty of balancing fandom and fan studies in the same class.

Author Biography

Paul J. Booth, DePaul University
Associate Professor, Media and Cinema Studies, College of Communication