Please join Comfort Society for a chat with Paul Booth about the new Dr. Who!
Paul Booth is an associate professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University. He researches Fandom, New Media, Games, Technology, Popular Culture, and Cultural Studies, and he teaches classes in media studies, television narrative, convergence and digital media, board games, popular culture, social media, communication technology, and participatory cultures.
He is also the author of Digital Fandom: New Media Studies, which examines fans of cult television programs, and of Time on TV: Temporal Displacement and Mashup Television , which compares time travel on television with social media, and he is the editor of Fan Phenomena: D octor Who , a study of fans of the popular British television show, and has also published over 20 articles in journals such as Communication Studies, Transformative Works and Culture, Television and New Media, Critical Studies in Media Communication, New Media and Culture, Science Fiction Film and Television, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies.
His latest book, Crossing Fandoms: SuperWhoLock and the Contemporary Fan Audience, was published earlier this year by Palgrave. Booth is also working on forthcoming books and articles on fandom in media and popular culture, the 'event' of fandom, waves of fandom in fan studies classes, computers in culture, and transmedia.
Comfort Society is sponsored by Intelligentsia.