On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, you are invited to hear a lecture titled, Tough Girls Love: Gender and Genre in Fan Fiction, given by Malin Isaksson, in Beckman Hall, 404 at 5 p.m.
Malin Isaksson is a Research Fellow of French at the Department of Language Studies, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research interests span contemporary French literature, fan fiction, reception studies, gender and queer theory. In an on-going project called Tough Girls’ Love, she analyzes femslash about strong female characters from TV series and has published articles on fan fiction about the vampire slayers Buffy and Faith (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Together with Maria Lindgren Leavenworth (Umeå University), she is also working on a book about vampire fan fiction (FAN(G)S: Queer Sexualities in Vampire Fan Fiction), in a project funded by the Swedish Research Council.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Tumini at 714.997.6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org.