Research + Pizza - Dr. Suzanne Scott
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About Research+Pizza: Wondering about the work your professors do outside of the classroom? Want to know more about how research is done? RESEARCH+PIZZA brings together UT students and researchers for informal lunchtime presentations and discussions. Join us once a month to talk about UT research that led to products and services we use every day, or that’s creating our future.Sponsored by the UT Libraries, where you can read more about research. Generously supported by Austin’s Pizza.
The first Research + Pizza of 2016 examines a dark side of popular culture as relates to fandom. Dr. Suzanne Scott (Radio-TV-Film) discusses the tendency of fan culture to privilege masculine forms of fan engagement, and how that might marginalize female fans. She’ll talk about what she uncovered in her recent book, Revenge of the Fanboy: Convergence Culture and the Politics of Incorporation, and look to the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise to explore the ways in which gender roles are presented in associated merchandise. Her work has appeared in the journals Transformative Works and Cultures, the Cinema Journal, and New Media & Society, as well as numerous anthologies, including How to Watch Television, The Participatory Culture Handbook, and Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica. Online, Scott tweets @iheartfatapollo and has guest blogged for the Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier and in media res, among others. Free Pizza (while it lasts) generously provided by program supporter Austin’s Pizza. Research + Pizza is a lunchtime lecture series featuring research presentations by faculty from across the university.