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The Meme Studies Research Network is an international and interdisciplinary research network for scholars who study memes. It aims to bring people together and foster discussion about memes from various academic fields, methodological practices and theoretical standpoints. The main goal of the network is to collaboratively establish a meme studies canon, and offer researchers an index of resources that center memes as their main object of interest.


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The story of the Meme Studies Index

Jun 17, 2022 by Idil Galip The Meme Studies Research Network (MSRN) Index is a collaborative project that collects and presents academic literature about the use, spread and impact of internet memes. The MSRN index was modeled after the Cyberfeminism Index facilitated by Mindy Seu and LSE Digital Ethnography Collective’s reading list. You can visit it on memestudiesindex.com. Internet memesContinue reading “The story of the Meme Studies Index”

The Meme Studies Index

We’re happy to announce that memestudiesindex.com is now live. This website was built in collaboration with virtualgoodsdealer and is where our reading list is now housed. The Meme Studies Research Network (MSRN) Index is a collaborative project that collects and presents academic literature about the use, spread and impact of internet memes. The MSRN index wasContinue reading “The Meme Studies Index”

Cultural capital and ironic literacy in the meme economy

Meme Bulletin #6 by Lucie Chateau Memes do not exist on their own, but within a digital cultural economy where they are shared, liked and retweeted to accrue cultural capital. Cultural capital is the asset of knowingwhat makes a meme successful. It entails understanding societal trends and unique forms of humour and irony, as well as being in tune withContinue reading “Cultural capital and ironic literacy in the meme economy”

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