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ASTU 400G 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts - FANWRKS INTERNET

For upper-division students in the Faculty of Arts. Topics announced annually.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 22, 2021

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu14:0015:30
Instructor: TBA
Note: this section is blocked from registration. Check the comments for details or contact the department for further details.

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:8
Currently Registered:7
General Seats Remaining:8
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  This is a Student Directed Seminar. Topics change annually. Please see section comments for a course description, as well as seminar-specific registration requirements (e.g., statement of interest). For more information on the Student Directed Seminars program and all seminar offerings, please visit
-  This course surveys current internet fan culture, analyzing fanart, fan fiction, fan videos, cosplay, and online fan spaces in the context of gender studies, critical theory, queer theory, sociology, and other critical discourses. Questions this course will pose include; what is a fanwork? Why do people create fanworks? What is a fan? What is a fanwork's relationship with its text of origin? Are fanworks queer art? Are fanworks anti-capitalist art? Is creating a fanwork a political act? What is the relationship between fanworks and children's literature? How do fanworks represent and discuss the body? Please visit for more information about the seminar, or email
-  In 200 words or less, please submit a statement of intent that addresses the following: - Why do you want to take the seminar? What are your motivations- personal, academic, etc- for studying this topic, in this format? - Why would you be an asset to the class? Explain why you are well-suited for a dynamic discussion-based course. - Your program of study and any previous history with fandom/fanworks/fan culture (students of any level of familiarity with the topic are welcome to apply). Statements can be submitted to by September 30th, 2020.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.