The transparency of fan fiction and romance as repetitions, as proliferations of shared sources, permits texts in these genres, so frequently disparaged for being all the same, to register greater differences between them than texts that purport to stand alone.
When [E.L] James erased her fan fiction from online fan archives, she deleted a part of the cultural heritage of her fellow fans to the detriment of their community, and she denied the explicitly communal nature of the authorship of
Fan fiction tends to foreground the communal: it depends on the interaction between readers and writers, and it often creates its own infrastructures, all of which throw into relief fan fiction’s social features. I’d even go so far as to
“It may not be coincidental that the spectre of authorial intention, cast out with the rise of poststructuralism and postmodernism, coincides with fanfiction’s beginnings.” Hellekson, Karen, and Kristina Busse, eds. 2014. The Fan Fiction Studies Reader. Iowa City: University of
“Online slash fan fiction spaces have real-life, real-world consequences for their participants, whether or not those participants identify as queer, because in these spaces, fans can question and defy prohibitions and policing on their own imaginations, identifications, and intimacies.” De
“… [S]ince the 2016 election, as American political engagement has boomed — the 2018 midterms had the highest voter turnout percentage for any midterm in 104 years — fan fiction scholars have noted a spike in stories featuring the U.S.
If you look at how AO3 is built, consent is also at the core of its infrastructure. The concept of Archive Warnings, how it’s implemented, and the content of these warnings are all about consent. Warnings are all about allowing
As promised, here’s a report from the FSN North America 2018 conference by Suzanne Black, who is a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. (Thank you, Suzanne!) The Fan Studies Network has held an annual conference
Fan Fiction vs. Fanfiction – Fansplaining – Medium Is it “fan fiction” or “fanfiction”? Depends on who you ask. Also, on what the dictionary counts as “usage”. Which in turn creates a really interesting power dynamic between those who actually
About This is a fascinating project looking at using fanfiction tools and techniques to re-imagine academia. Check it out – and do pitch if it’s relevant to your interests!