Soon, we’ll have an entire issue revolving around fan fiction and pedagogy. Let’s look at some already existing scholarship on the topic.
The practice of fanfic writing itself is an analysis of the media that the fanfic is based on and allows young people to explore themes that are often unaddressed in popular media (including the media that fans love) and to rework media in a way that is more relevant to his or her experiences.Swaggerty, Elizabeth & Bahoric, Kelly. 2015. Fanfiction: Exploring in- and out-of-school literacy practices. Colorado Reading Journal. 26. 25-31.
Black, R.W. 2009. Online fanfiction and critical media literacy. Jounral of COmputing in Teacher Education 26(2), 75-80.