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You Don’t Need to Go to Comic-Con to Have Fan Literacies

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Long after the school year ends, students will still think about their Civil War-reenacting history teacher or their librarian who enters poetry competitions.

Fanfiction: What Educators Really Need to Know

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Do young fanfiction authors seek the kind of feedback that educators would find “useful” in K-12 settings, and are fanfiction communities really the nurturing environments of peer-critique that some make them out to be?

Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries?

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More than just a craze, the interest in zombies points the way towards a new kind of literacy engagement.

‘Super Pop!’ and Making (Extremely Fun) Connections Across Media

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Quick, what do these have in common… the ‘dingy basements’ in ‘Fight Club’ (the film), the video game Flower, a couple of novels by Harumi Murakami and E.L. Konigsburg, the bathroom in HBO’s ‘Girls,’ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s ‘Empire State of Mind,’ and Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’?

Why At First I Didn’t Think I Could Write About ‘Citizen Hearst’

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So why am I so on the fence about recommending this well-produced and often engaging film?

433 Words on Why Fandom Doesn’t Belong in Schools

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A key part of the power of the fandom is precisely that it lies outside the realms of codified hierarchy we find in school and in the workplace…

Why ‘Marble Season’ is My Favorite Book of 2013 (So Far)

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As far as outside-of-school literacies are concerned, “Marble Season” is possibly a definitive treatise on the subject without even intending to be…