Memeology Festival 02. From #Feels to Structure of Feeling: The Challenges of Defining “Meme Culture”

I became involved with meme scholarship in 2010 when I conducted an audience study of LOLcat enthusiasts. As a result, I have been referred to as a “meme scholar,” although I don’t necessarily know if that’s quite the case. It is certainly true that I have studied memes, and I do consider “internet culture” broadly […]

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Announcement : Zizi Papacharissi wins Outstanding Book Award

Zizi Papacharissi‘s book Affective Publics: Sentiment, Technology and Politics was selected by the Human Communication and Technology Division (HCTD), of the National Communication Association as the winner of the 2015 HCTD Outstanding Book Award. In her book she writes:  “I understand affective publics as networked publics that are mobilized and connected (or disconnected) through expressions […]

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