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Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet New Essays

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ISBN-10: 0786426403

ISBN-13: 9780786426409

Edition: 2006

Authors: Karen Hellekson, Kristina Busse

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From Star Trek to Harry Potter, the essays in this volume explore the world of fan fiction -- its purposes, how it is created, how the fan experiences it. Grouped by subject matter, twelve essays cover topics such as genre intersection, sexual relationships between characters, character construction through narrative and the role of the beta reader in online communities. The work also discusses the terminology employed by fan fiction writers and comments on the effects of technological advancements on fan communities.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 7/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Introduction: Work in Progress
Fan Fiction: A Bibliography of Critical Works
A Brief History of Media Fandom
Different Approaches: Fan Fiction in Context
Archontic Literature: A Definition, a History, and Several Theories of Fan Fiction
One True Pairing: The Romance of Pornography and the Pornography of Romance
Intimatopia: Genre Intersections Between Slash and the Mainstream
Characters, Style, Text: Fan Fiction as Literature
The Toy Soldiers from Leeds: The Slash Palimpsest
Construction of Fan Fiction Character Through Narrative
Keeping Promises to Queer Children: Making Space (for Mary Sue) at Hogwarts
Readers and Writers: Fan Fiction and Community
The Audience as Editor: The Role of Beta Readers in Online Fan Fiction Communities
Cunning Linguists: The Bisexual Erotics of Words/Silence/Flesh
My Life Is a WIP on My LJ: Slashing the Slasher and the Reality of Celebrity and Internet Performances
Medium and Message: Fan Fiction and Beyond
Writing Bodies in Space: Media Fan Fiction as Theatrical Performance
"This Dratted Thing": Fannish Storytelling Through New Media
From Shooting Monsters to Shooting Movies: Machinima and the Transformative Play of Video Game Fan Culture