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Blurring boundaries, crossing divides: An interview with Will Brooker

Jones, Bethan and Bennett, Lucy 2013. Blurring boundaries, crossing divides: An interview with Will Brooker. Participations: The International Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10 (1) , pp. 335-350.

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In February 2013, media scholar Professor Will Brooker launched My So Called Secret Identity; a collaborative web-comic (with work from Sarah Zaidan and Suze Shore, amongst others) that offers a different depiction of women in comics than was largely evident in previous works. As writer of the comic, Brooker blurs and crosses the divides between fan, producer and academic. In this interview, we explore these issues, while also touching upon Brooker’s work in fan studies and the current state of the field, the somewhat limited representations of gender in comics, and how MSCSI is engaging successfully and innovatively with an online readership.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 20:49

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