Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet New Essays
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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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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 7/5/2006
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|