September 22, 2010

Twilight College Course!

The class description is as follows: "Examines theTwilight saga and the resulting fandom.  ExploresTwlight in relation to the social and cultural construction of gender and gendered identities in contemporary U.S. culture.  Using an intersectional lens emphasizing gender, race, class, sexuality, and belief, provides students with the conceptual and analytical foundations to think more deeply about popular culture and its impact.  Covers vampire lore, the romantic core of the series, female characters and fans, the depiction of men and masculinity, religious contexts, race and white privilege, the franchising of Twilight, and various cultural contexts such as abstinence only education and the rise of internet fandoms."

They already made something like that, and you can check it here.
  • Edward would often Tweet “what is Bella thinking?!?”
  • Why are Star Trek and Star Wars fans not criticized or maligned in the same way as Twilighters?
  • Edward makes sacrifices for Bella as she does for him  – in this regard, their relationship is reciprocal
Dr. Wilson writes re-caps of every week course here