GL fanfic functions as bildungsroman and as self-help books for these young women to learn to love, to live (…) The friendship, intimacy and homosociality that the fan community offers construct these women’s gender and sexual subjectivities that in many
In fandom, participants can gather cultural capital either related or unrelated to the text the fandom is centred around. One, marked space of this cultural capital is psychology and sexology. (Fandom) has a high percentage of disabled participants, and is
Thus rather than trying to create a homogenous reading or attempting to essentialize fandom and the artworks that spring out of it, we hope to mirror the discussions and vitality of differences that characterize fandom. Hellekson, Karen; Busse, Kristina 2006.
I have quoted articles talking about the Japanese and Western influences on Chinese fandom and this paper talks about a third main influence. The emergence of Chinese fanfic is linked to the rise of online ACG forums and popular access
In reality, we feel that instead of trying to gauge the level of fandom and the fans’ (presumed) internal motivations, it is more appropriate to use an approach that looks at the variety of fan practices as a complex system.
The bankrupt values and lack of imagination filkers recognize in media producers and literary hacks get mapped onto the larger social order through an evocation of a long-standing distinction between fan culture and the mundane world. This distinction is partially
Transtextuality, to understand it, is a relevant concept when it comes to fanfiction. We can talk a lot about if fanfiction’s relationship to canon text is transtextual, in what way and why, but it’s worth to look at transtextual relationship
In fact, much of the interests of fans and their texts for cultural studies lie precisely in the ways the ambiguities of popularly produced meanings mirror fault lines within the dominant ideology, as popular readers attempt to build their culture
Alexter is the fan name for the fictional pairing of two actual Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution student leaders, Alex Chow Yong-kang, 24, and Lester Shum, 21, a relationship that has an ardent following on popular social media sites like Twitter,
Hurt/comfort fanfiction can build vulnerability and the pain inflicted on the body might stand in place for abstract hurts. This creates the tension, in this case, the hurt part of the story structure. In identifying the release or comfort part,