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Teaching Genre Conventions From a Fan’s Perspective

Genre Pyramid

While some readers may view particular story elements as clichés, a fan might see them as enduring archetypes…

New York Comic Con 2012: Highlights from the ALA-Sponsored Sessions

This wonderful comics panel was featured in the first slide for “The Possibility of a Cape and Mask: Superhero Programming in Public Libraries.”

Megan Kociolek: “Libraries are mystical places…”

Guest Post by Maria Selke: Harnessing Fandom to Teach the Hero’s Journey


I’ve always been proud of my fandom, but I’m even more thrilled that it is a powerful tool for instruction in my classroom.

Holmes and Watson: Too Archetypal For Their Own Good?

Holmes & Watson - Night

Should fans be flattered, rather than annoyed, when their fan object achieves archetypal status… thus leaving itself open to myriad re-interpretations, including radical ones?