The affective labor of fan studies: A pedagogical problem in two parts

  • Regina Yung Lee University of Washington
Keywords: Academia, Fan studies courses, Pedagogy, Teaching


This work describes the iterative redesign of a single introductory fan studies course over several years. The exigencies of teaching fandom tactics, combined with institutional uptake of affective labor, affect students' learning. Methods of addressing these issues in the next iteration of the course are contemplated.