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Ways to Welcome Fanfiction in Schools

(From http://harrypotterfanfiction.com/ )

When it comes to fanfiction and academics, there is a long history of non-fans writing and doing things that fans don’t particularly like, so you should be extraordinarily careful when you introduce fanfiction-based exercises to wary young fans.

Transmedia in Schools and Libraries: Thoughts and Strategies from Tyler Weaver

Marvel Universe 1960s

“How can you tell a story in a game and have it be school-appropriate, while simultaneously making the student think about the implications of what they enjoy playing?”

Dickens the Media King (2): A Few Words with Author Lewis Buzbee

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If he lived today Dickens “would be on Facebook, would be tweeting constantly, and not only would he make his own films, he’d probably have several TV shows in the works at the same time.”

Dickens The Media King (1): Exploring Author “Longevity”

"Blankets" art and text by Criag Thompson, and available from Top Shelf Productions.

Authors who achieve long-lasting fame and admiration represent an easy—dare I say fun?—way to incorporate media lit objectives into core curriculum.