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

New interactions between readers and writers of fan texts are possible the essays in this volume explore the world of fan fiction--its purposes, how it Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays.
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Then the internet also allowed a kind of cross-fertilization of media fandom with the already-established comics, celebrity fandoms, music fandoms and anime, which were also moving onto the net, but which have their own independent histories. She notes that the word "fan" was first used for members of the theater audience who came to admire the actors rather than the play! Fan culture surrounding rock music has been well documented as a separate field of study.

Coppa notes something I found fascinating, which is that it's never been uncool to be a fan of movie stars or bands, and that that kind of fandom is encouraged by mainstream magazines like People and channels like VH-1, yet mainstream culture looks askance at media and SF fandom. Tells us to get a life and so forth.

She notes the emergence of RPS in popslash, focusing on Helen's story "The Same Inside," from , a genderswap fic, saying, "Helen reimagined celebrity erotica through the conventions of speculative fiction, making boyband fiction explicitly about gender and about genre. She says, and I loved this: For members of fan communities, the language and activities described will be familiar.

For those who are new to this subculture, Busse and Hellekson's introduction gives a succinct and readable account of the intellectual genealogy of fan studies while outlining the state of internet communities at the time of writing admirably avoiding the common danger for books about the internet, the making of grand claims for a landscape that will be out of date by the time the description is in print, by emphasising the history and time-sensitivity of the world they describe , and Coppa provides a history of science fiction and media fan communities as they developed into the cultures which all the essayists examine and explore.

My particular favorite was the essay that suggested a view of canon , fanon , and fan-created texts as part of an " archive " of a particular show, movie, or book, erasing the boundary between canon and fannish creations in a way that is, IMO, nothing short of revolutionary.

All of the authors write in an academic style that will be stultifying and unilluminating to even a well-read reader. The promise of the book's title is never fulfilled due to the focus on reviewing and citing the prior works of other academic authors. Abstracts , Publishers page , Googlebooks Click here for related articles on Fanlore. This is like the 21st century version of Textual Poachers: This essay collection has all the big names in fandom studies right now.

Coppa notes, "The movement of media fandom online, as well as an increasingly customizable fannish experience, moved slash fandom out into the mainstream. One of the things I found particularly interesting and enjoyable about reading this book was how it mirrored discussions held with fan communities about what they do. Along with a helpful bibliography on fan studies, and more than one review of fan fiction history its origins as well as academic study on the topic there are various, sometimes contradictory, perspectives on the writing of fan fiction.

These discuss the various forms it can take, and what models the writing fits into. Also very interesting is the history of machinima, one of fandom's latest art forms. A bit academic for the layman but still a useful introduction to those not familiar with fan fiction studies.

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All of the authors write in an academic style that will be stultifying and unilluminating to even a well-read reader. The promise of the book's title is never fulfilled due to the focus on reviewing and citing the prior works of other academic authors. This assumption is not only wrong, it is grossly wrong.

The Harlequin style has not dominated the romance novel market for more than twenty years, as even a cursory glance at any bookstore new or used would attest. This blatant error -- used as the basis of more than one argument in the book - casts doubt on on ALL assertions made by the authors. If such an easily-verifiable or refutable assumption is made in error, one must wonder what other significant errors are being made, especially in the far-more complex and layered world of fanfiction?

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Fan fiction and fan communities in the age of the Internet: Karen Hellekson ; Kristina Busse Publisher: English View all editions and formats Summary: 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"--Provided by publisher. Find a copy online Links to this item Table of contents Table of contents Table of contents Table of contents Table of contents Table of contents Verlagsinformation Verlagsinformation Fan fiction and Fan communities in the age of the internet bvbr.


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    It also discusses the terminology employed by fan fiction writers and comments on the effects of technological advancements on fan communities. Publisher Synopsis "a useful and thought provoking addition"--SFRA Review; "a worthwhile addition"--Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts; "Innovative explorations of fandom and new media User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.