ICE Conversation: Pedagogy, Fandom, and the “Classics”
Friday, April 4 at 4 PM
ICE Office, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room S160
Can literary fandom provide students a new way to access the “classics” of the literary canon? How can fandom concepts be effectively utilized in the classroom? Emmy Award-winning transmedia editor for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Alexandra Edwards will speak about her work on the series and its ties to her use of fandom in an academic setting.
Alexandra Edwards helped pioneer a new kind of long-form narrative storytelling for the web. The transmedia components of this multi-platform, modernized adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice created an immersive adaptational experience, with classic literary characters talking to each other and the audience on social media for a full year. Edwards will speak about her work on the series (and her work as transmedia producer on its two Austen-based sequels, Welcome to Sanditon and Emma Approved), and its ties to her use of fandom in the classroom as a teaching assistant in UGA’s First-year Composition program.
Idea Lab is a UGA student organization committed to providing an open, interdisciplinary platform for engagement in arts.