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Yer A Reader, Harry: HP Reread Podcasts as Digital Reading Communities

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Date created
2019-05-01
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Abstract
The emergence of reread podcasts – in which hosts revisit a favourite book or series, inviting listeners to reread alongside them – offers insight into new digital reading communities that often emerge around active fandoms. Focusing on the popular sub-genre of Harry Potter reread podcasts, this paper asks what lessons these new reading communities can teach us about the practice of rereading, the capacity of podcasts to create new kinds of interactive publics, the link between podcasts and fan communities, and the roles these podcasts play in readers’ lives. Interactive and participatory yet structured around the expertise of the host, reread podcasts have the potential to become pedagogical and thus transformative online spaces.
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McGregor, Hannah. "Yer a reader, Harry: HP Reread Podcasts as digital reading communities." Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 16.1 (2019): 366-389. https://www.participations.org/Volume%2016/Issue%201/18.pdf
Publication title
Journal of Audience and Reception Studies
Document title
Yer A Reader, Harry: HP Reread Podcasts as Digital Reading Communities
Date
2019
Volume
16
Issue
1
First page
366
Last page
389
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No
Language
English
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