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Academic | Fan | Traveler | Minimalist

Welcome to the blog of Dr Joyleen Christensen - a space to explore an eclectic mix of musings about film, television, music, celebrity and fan cultures, my travels,  hobbies, and the academic life. I love having the opportunity to share my passions, so read on, and enjoy!

 

July 16, 2019

Part of the podcast series celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the University of Newcastle's Central Coast Campus, this discussion with Perry Henderson of Missing Link Social Media delves into how fandom and social media feed into notions of modern day tribalism and so...

April 15, 2019

Tune in to 2SER 107.3 tomorrow to hear me chat with Sean Britten about the ins and outs of fan fiction, including a chat about fan labour, issues of authorship, and the different ways that fans try to encourage greater diversity of representation in popular culture.

October 14, 2018

In late 2017, I got to travel to Perth for the Centre of Celebrity and Media Studies conference at the University of Western Australia. In addition to the great presentations and being treated to a special tour of the extraordinary Heath Ledger: A Life i...

July 24, 2018

Tune in to ABC Radio this Sunday night between 7-9pm to hear me chat with Rhianna Patrick and Brodie Lancaster about the bad rap given to fan girls - and fan women - of boy bands. Then stay listening for some more talk about film and television fandoms with Rhianna and...

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Modern Day Tribalism and Social Consumption

July 16, 2019

50 shades of fan fiction

April 15, 2019

Celebrity Chat interview on Thor: Ragnarok, Chris Hemsworth, and fandoms

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