Over at SFRA.org, I have posted my “Fan Studies 101,” which originally appeared as Karen Hellekson, “Fan Studies 101,” SFRA Review 287 (Winter 2009): 5–7. A PDF of the entire issue is available from the main SFRAR download page here. This document is an overview meant for newbies to the field of fan studies.
SFRA.org has also published full text of several other 101s that appeared during my tenure as coeditor, with Craig Jacobsen, of the SFRA Review. Check out SFRA’s main home page to find them.