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'Phan' Studies

Phantoms of the Opera Symposium

Discussions around The Phantom of the Opera

On Saturday morning, join experts in the field of fandom to discuss their work on the Phantom phenomenon.

Iain Robert Smith, King's College London (Film Studies) presents 'Phantom of Winnipeg: The localised cult reception of Phantom of the Paradise.' 

Mark Duffett, University of Chester (Media Studies) presents 'The Phantom menace: Uncanny spectres of music, industry and fan practice in Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera.

Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield (Participatory Culture) presents 'Darkness wakes and stirs imagination’: Darkfic fan responses to The Phantom of the Opera and gothic discourses of fan fiction.'

These presentations are followed by a discussion.

This session finishes at 10:30am.

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