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Julie Escurignan, PhD


Dr. Julie Escurignan is a Lecturer in Communication Studies at Sorbonne Paris Nord University (France).

She holds a PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Roehampton, London (UK) and a MA in Communication Studies from the Sorbonne University. She has conducted research at doctoral level at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Nordland, Norway, and has worked for NBC Universal International.

She researches television series’ fandoms, and particularly transnational fans as well as material practices of fandom. Her thesis looks at the material experience of Game of Thrones transnational fans. She is the author of several book chapters on television hits such as Game of Thrones and Black Mirror.


Journal articles3 documents

  • Julie Escurignan. Expanding Game of Thrones Universe through Immersive Experience: The case of Game of Thrones Cosplayers. Études de communication - Langages, information, médiations, Université de Lille, In press. ⟨halshs-03517888⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. “Il était 1X01” : L’adaptation fantasy des contes de Grimm dans la série télévisée éponyme. Fantasy Art and Studies, Les Têtes Imaginaires, A paraître. ⟨halshs-03517891⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Fan Consumption: Fostering Affect through Evocative Objects. The case of Game of Thrones fan-consumers. InMedia : the French Journal of Media and Media Representations in the English-Speaking World, Center for Research on the English-Speaking World (CREW), In press. ⟨halshs-03517889⟩

Conference papers25 documents

  • Julie Escurignan. The Korean Wave on Netflix: A “Trivialité” Phenomenon. “Is Netflix riding the Korean Wave or Vice Versa”, Seoul National University, Apr 2022, Séoul, South Korea. ⟨halshs-03518012⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. “Evocative Objects”: The case of Game of Thrones fan-consumers. Colloque Culture et Emotions, ENS Lyon, May 2022, Lyon, France. ⟨halshs-03518010⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Breaking the wheel? Globalisation and Access in Game of Thrones Transnational Fans’ Experience. Console-ing Passions 2022, University of Central Florida, Jun 2022, Orlando, United States. ⟨halshs-03518021⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Filling the Marketing Gap: HBO Game of Thrones and Etsy’s Fan-Made Creations. Fan Studies Network North America Conference, Oct 2021, ONLINE, United States. ⟨halshs-03518022⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. TV Fandom across Media: Transnational Fans and Transmedia Experience of Game of Thrones. Research Rocket, University of Roehampton, Mar 2021, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03523515⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Les Fans de Séries Télévisées par-delà les Médias : Fans Transnationaux et Expérience Transmédiatique de Game of Thrones. Journée Doctorale « Approches Critiques des Médiations Marchandes », GRIPIC, CELSA Sorbonne Université, May 2021, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-03520691⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Blue Sky Workshop "Can There Be a Life Beyond Academia? Achieving Work-Life Balance as Young Scholars". 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference - ICA Washington 2019, May 2019, Washington, United States. ⟨halshs-03518007⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Blue Sky Workshop "Researching (in-)visible voices in the digital age". 68th Annual International Communication Association Conference - ICA Prague 2018, May 2018, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨halshs-03518008⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Conventions as a Place of Immersive Experience: The case of Game of Thrones Cosplayers at MCM London Comic Con. Fan Studies Network Conference, Jun 2017, Huddersfield, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03519167⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Expanding Game of Thrones’ Universe through Immersive Experience: The case of Game of Thrones’ Cosplayers at London Comic Con and HeroFestival Marseille. Locating Imagination Conference, Apr 2017, Rotterdam, Netherlands. ⟨halshs-03519168⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘They do not sow’: The creation of Game of Thrones’ Economic Fanverse through Fan-Made Merchandizing. Game of Thrones International Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sep 2017, Hatfield, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03518023⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Medieval Fantasy et Fantaisies Médiévales : Cosplay et Créations de Fans dans l’Univers de Game of Throne. Séminaire Nords Medievaux, Université Lille 3, Jan 2017, Lille, France. ⟨halshs-03523517⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘Theirs is the Fury’: The Hierarchization of Fandom on the French fans’ website La Garde de Nuit. Fan Studies Network Conference, Jun 2016, Norwich, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03519174⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. A Multi-Sited Story: Game of Thrones Across Media. Winter School on Transmedial Narratology, Feb 2016, Tubingen, Germany. ⟨halshs-03518016⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘Growing Strong’: The expansion of Game of Thrones’ Universes through Fan-Made Merchandizing. Expanding Universes International Conference, Sep 2016, Cracovie, Poland. ⟨halshs-03518009⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. TV Fandom is Coming: Transnational Fans and Transmedia Experience of Game of Thrones. European Media and Communication Doctoral Summer School, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Jul 2016, Milan, Italy. ⟨halshs-03518015⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘History has never seemed so dumb’: The Uchronization of Style in American Historical Drama Television Series. 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, St Anne’s College, Oxford University, Sep 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03518013⟩
  • François Allard-Huver, Julie Escurignan. Online Petitioning: A Disruptive Tool and Strategy for Civil Societies’ Public Relations. (Re)Shaping Societies: Global Tasks for Public Relations in the 21st Century, London College of Communication, University of Arts London, Jul 2016, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03126459⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. The Adaptation of History in American Television Series. Doctoral Conference Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Feb 2015, Austin, United States. ⟨halshs-03519853⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Studying Television Series in a Communication Department. Controversial Scholarship : Strategies for Working Outside the Box, Department of Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Feb 2015, Austin, United States. ⟨halshs-03519858⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. The Adaptation and Modernization of European History in American Television Shows: The Example of The Tudors. 101th National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas - NCA 2015, Nov 2015, Las Vegas, United States. ⟨halshs-03518017⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. The Uchronization of Style in American Historical Drama Television Series : ‘History has never seemed so dumb’. New Voices, New Perspectives, Student Research Conference, The University of North Texas, Feb 2015, Denton, United States. ⟨halshs-03518020⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Once upon a Time : The Adaptation of Grimm’s Fairy Tales in the Eponymous Television Series. International Communication Association’s 65th Annual Conference – Puerto Rico 2015, May 2015, Puerto Rico, United States. ⟨halshs-03518019⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Getting into PhD. Séminaire Recherche, CELSA, Sorbonne Université, Jan 2015, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-03523525⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. TV Fandom is Coming : Fans’ appropriation of cross-media content in the 21st century. Séminaire Cult/Quality TV, University of Roehampton, Oct 2015, Londres, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-03523519⟩

Book sections6 documents

  • Julie Escurignan. Transnational Fandom and Issues of Access: The case of Game of Thrones. Fan Studies Companion: A Reader, Peter Lang, In press. ⟨halshs-03517893⟩
  • Julie Escurignan, François Allard-Huver. It’s More Like an Eternal Waking Nightmare from Which There Is No Escape. Media and Technologies as (Digital) Prisons in Black Mirror. Marcus Harmes; Meredith Harmes; Barbara Harmes. The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Culture, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.487-498, 2020, 978-3-030-36058-0. ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-36059-7_29⟩. ⟨hal-02470666⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘If it has a happy ending, it’s not Norwegian’: Janteloven rules to the test of Young High North Norwegians’ Television Consumption. Routledge. High North Stories in a Time of Transition. Gutsy Narratives and Wild Observations, pp.181-188, 2018, 9781138631212. ⟨halshs-03517895⟩
  • François Allard-Huver, Julie Escurignan. Black Mirror’s Nosedive as a new Panopticon: Interveillance and Digital Parrhesia in Alternative Realities. Angela M. Cirucci; Barry Vacker. Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, pp.43-54, 2018, 978-1-4985-7353-5. ⟨hal-02056598⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Game of Thrones Across Media : HBO’s Visual Creation of a Transmedia Storyworld. Edition Lumière. Present Scenarios of Media Production and Engagement, pp.25-38, 2017, 978-3-943245-72-1. ⟨halshs-03517896⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. ‘Growing Strong’ : Expanding Game of Thrones’ Universe through Fan-Made Merchandizing. Intellect. Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones, 2017, 9781783207848. ⟨halshs-03517898⟩

Other publications3 documents

  • Julie Escurignan. Les fans : publics actifs et engagés. Mélanie Bourdaa, Caen : C&F Éditions, 2021, 312 p. 2022. ⟨halshs-03518000⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Contemporary Latina/o Media: Production, Circulation, Politics. Arlene Dávila and Yeidy M. Rivero eds. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 368 pp. 2016, pp.689-691. ⟨10.1111/jpcu.12430⟩. ⟨halshs-03518006⟩
  • Julie Escurignan. Les nouveaux méchants. Quand les séries américaines font bouger les lignes du Bien et du Mal. François Jost. Paris: Bayard, 2015. 281 p. 2016, pp.243. ⟨10.3917/res.200.0243⟩. ⟨hal-03518002⟩