POSTPONED - Kirikiriroa Conversations

Date Thursday 23 March 2023
Time 3:45pm - 4pm
Where K.G.01
Presenter Dr. Mark Stewart
Contact Dr. Kyle Barrett
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

POSTPONED: Unfortunately, this week's Kirikiriroa Conversations has been postponed to later in the Trimester. Please keep monitor the events page when this has been rescheduled, we apologise for any inconvenience.

Screen and Media Studies (SMST) are proud to present another series of Kirikiriroa Conversations. The aim of these kōrerorero is to explore topics of interest from academic staff and graduate students across the University that may be works-in-progress, recently published papers, or general areas of interest! It is an opportunity to explore avenues of research or practice that may not have found a place in a lecture or publication. Why not discuss it in a friendly, open, informal environment? There are no prescribed formats for presenting as long as each conversation will be 15 mins long with 5 mins of questions. Afterward, come along to SMST’s legendary Thirsty Thursdays in our foyer (I.4.20).

Dr. Mark Stewart, Lecturer, Screen and Media Studies, The University of Waikato - 23rd March 2023

"Appropriate" Fandom: Popular Culture, Tensions and Conflicts

As fandom and fan practices become more broadly recognised within popular culture, tensions and conflicts arise between different understandings of the ‘appropriate’ way to perform fandom. Different groups have different unspoken understandings of what constitutes the ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ way to be a fan, to behave as a fan; these understandings may differ within a fandom, between different fandoms, between fans and the media industries, and between fans and the broader public. This research project has begun the work of sketching these dynamics, as well as working to understand the rationales which underpin them.