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Postby TwiAnthropologist » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:23 pm

Hey everyone!

My name is TwiAnthropologist, and I am so excited to be a part of this amazing forum! I wanted to let all of you know about a project that I'm working on over the summer.

I am an undergraduate student with a university funded research grant to study the Twilight phenomenon! My mentor is Dr. K, a cultural anthropologist. She has studied major cultural phenomena, from Disney to Harry Potter, and seeks to determine how fan movements come to exist. As her student researcher, I am eager and ready to learn more about anthropological methodology.

Over the summer, I will be looking for some of the ways that Twilight fans identify themselves and categorize their worlds. I will be collecting information about Twilight literature, merchandise, websites, films, and events. But most importantly, I will be interacting with fans, both online and in person. I cannot wait for the midnight screening of Eclipse on June 30, and I will definitely be attending a Twilight Convention later in the summer!

But, I will be needing your help. To tell you the truth, I am new to this whole "Twi-world." When I found out about my summer project, I finished up my finals and came home to read the entire Twilight Saga. Although I have never been a major fan of anything before, I have to say that I was mesmerized. I spet hours at a time reading those books, and of course I devoured the movies...three times. I will be blogging every day with updates and tidbits about my findings--and I look forward to hearing what you think!

My blog is already up and running, with a few weeks of research already documented. Please take a look at I would love your comments :)

If you guys want to tell me what you think I should be looking for, or what you feel is most important about the Twilight saga, please do let me know here or on the blog!

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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby dazzel21 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:49 am

Hi TwiAnthropologist! Welcome to the wonderful world of Twilight Lexicon, I'm Raine. I think hanging around this forum, you will get all the information you need for your research (which is so cool btw :lol: ). Feel free to post around the different threads, get to know the members/Twifans around and join us in obsessing around the Twilight world...

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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby audreywarenne » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:28 am

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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby missp » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:35 am

Hi! Welcome to the Lex! COOL research project!! See you around the boards! :D
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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby Jestak » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:06 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forum. I hope your research project goes well. There's a thread around here somewhere specifically for people who are doing Twilight-related research, which you can find here.
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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby misspikaboo » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:55 pm

That sounds like a really interesting project and I can't wait to see what you discover. The Twilight Saga fan base is really diverse - just look around this board and you'll find people from all walks of life sharing a common interest in these books. I sure hope you'll enjoy this research project. And welcome to the Lex as well as the fan base. :D
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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby TwiAnthropologist » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:18 pm

Hey guys!

Thanks for the warm welcome :) And Jestak, thanks so much for the link to the thesis forum--I'm sure it will be quite helpful. I'm already having the time of my life with this project, but I know that I've only just skimmed the surface of Twilight fan culture so far. I look forward to talking to all of you on the boards and learning more about the categories and prototypes that Twilight fans use to define the world. I'll definitely be discussing some of this on my research blog, so check it out if you want to hear about my findings on the Lex. (I'll let you know before I post about it!)

I'm actually going to a Twilight Jewelry making event at my public library this evening, and then I'll be watching the the stars on the Red Carpet. Enjoy the leadup to Eclipse!

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Re: TwiAnthropology!

Postby n0vaice » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:48 pm

Hi! Welcome to the lex.
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Postby pennybug84 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:57 am

Welcome to the lex. Its a fun (and addictive) place to be!! :D

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