Media Fandom and Critical Media Literacy

Welcome to Media Fandom and Critical Media Literacy, a resource for teachers interested in learning more about how students develop literacy skills by engaging in media fandom, and how including students' independent literacy practices in classroom activities can make learning more engaging to students.

Harry Potter Can Fly!

Here, you'll find information about what media fandom is and how it operates, about the legality of fan activities in the USA and in Canada, a glossary of terms to guide you as you explore fannish practices and think about their classroom implications, examples of strong fan works that demonstrate how fan practices promote learning, and links to organizations, resources, and articles for further study.

The image above is by Wesley Fryer and is a mnemonic to help creators understand copyright guidelines relating to media: homegrown, public domain, creative commons, and fair use. 

Recent announcements

  • This site is open for business! I hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions, please let me know. :)
    Posted Aug 14, 2011, 11:17 AM by Unknown user
  • Fair Dealing, Fair Use... are fanworks legal? The question of the legality of fan works is complex. Currently, copyright laws are changing to reflect the reality of our wired world. In "Is it legal?" I outline some ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2011, 1:01 PM by Unknown user
  • "Bad Writing" "Bad Writing" is a one-day event hosted by King's College London on September 30th, 2011, to discuss the value judgments surrounding genre fiction. If it weren't an ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2011, 9:28 AM by Unknown user
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