Download or read book Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet written by Kristina Busse and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-09-17 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fans have been responding to literary works since the days of Homer's Odyssey and Euripedes' Medea. More recently, a number of science fiction, fantasy, media, and game works have found devoted fan followings. The advent of the Internet has brought these groups from relatively limited, face-to-face enterprises to easily accessible global communities, within which fan texts proliferate and are widely read and even more widely commented upon. New interactions between readers and writers of fan texts are possible in these new virtual communities. 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, 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 used by creators of fan artifacts and comments on the effects of technological advancements on fan communities. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Download or read book Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing written by Miriam Segall and published by The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. This book was released on 2008-01-15 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces readers to fan fiction writing, the creation of original stories based on characters and settings from popular fiction, television programs, films, or video games, and suggests ways that this creative activity might lead to a career in writing.
Download or read book Framing Fan Fiction written by Kristina Busse and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2017-10 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gathering some of Kristina Busse’s essential essays on fan fiction together with new work, Framing Fan Fiction argues that understanding media fandom requires combining literary theory with cultural studies because fan artifacts are both artistic works and cultural documents. Drawing examples from a multitude of fan communities and texts, Busse frames fan fiction in three key ways: as individual and collective erotic engagement; as a shared interpretive practice in which tropes constitute shared creative markers and illustrate the complexity of fan creations; and as a point of contention around which community conflicts over ethics play out. Moving between close readings of individual texts and fannish tropes on the one hand, and the highly intertextual embeddedness of these communal creations on the other, the book demonstrates that fan fiction is simultaneously a literary and a social practice. Framing Fan Fiction deploys personal history and the interpretations of specific stories to contextualize fan fiction culture and its particular forms of intertextuality and performativity. In doing so, it highlights the way fans use fan fiction’s reimagining of the source material to explore issues of identities and peformativities, gender and sexualities, within a community of like-minded people. In contrast to the celebration of originality in many other areas of artistic endeavor, fan fiction celebrates repetition, especially the collective creation and circulation of tropes. An essential resource for scholars, Framing Fan Fiction is also an ideal starting point for those new to the study of fan fiction and its communities of writers.
Download or read book The Fan Fiction Studies Reader written by Karen Hellekson and published by University of Iowa Press. This book was released on 2014-02-15 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, The Fan Fiction Studies Reader gathers in one place the key foundational texts of the fan studies corpus, with a focus on fan fiction. Collected here are important texts by scholars whose groundbreaking work established the field and outlined some of its enduring questions. Editors Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse provide cogent introductions that place each piece in its historical and intellectual context, mapping the historical development of fan studies and suggesting its future trajectories. Organized into four thematic sections, the essays address fan-created works as literary artifacts; the relationship between fandom, identity, and feminism; fandom and affect; and the role of creativity and performance in fan activities. Considered as literary artifacts, fan works pose important questions about the nature of authorship, the meaning of “originality,” and modes of transmission. Sociologically, fan fiction is and long has been a mostly female enterprise, from the fanzines of the 1960s to online forums today, and this fact has shaped its themes and its standing among fans. The questions of how and why people become fans, and what the difference is between liking something and being a fan of it, have also drawn considerable scholarly attention, as has the question of how fans perform their fannish identities for diverse audiences. Thanks to the overlap between fan studies and other disciplines related to popular and cultural studies—including social, digital, and transmedia studies—an increasing number of scholars are turning to fan studies to engage their students. Fan fiction is the most extensively explored aspect of fan works and fan engagement, and so studies of it can often serve as a basis for addressing other aspects of fandom. These classic essays introduce the field’s key questions and some of its major figures. Those new to the field or in search of context for their own research will find this reader an invaluable resource.
Download or read book Exploring Plurilingualism in Fan Fiction written by Valeria Franceschi and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-20 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) use in online interaction within virtual communities constituted by fans of popular culture texts who engage in creative writing inspired by such texts. Emerging from globalization processes, ELF, computer-mediated-communication, and fandom are here conceptualized as postmodern phenomena, characterized by fluidity, hybridity, and translocal practices, which include the exploitation of plurilingual resources on the part of non-native users communicating in English. This study adopts and applies the notions of linguistic heteroglossia and super-diversity to the qualitative analysis of a fan fiction corpus constituted of online-published stories inspired by Japanese media texts, in which fan writers bring their sociocultural and linguistic repertoires to bear on their stories, interspersing narration and dialogue with non-English language elements to fulfil social, narrative, and pragmatic functions.
Download or read book An Exploration of Space 1999 Through the Lens of Fan Fiction Forever Alpha written by John K. Balor and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2019-07-10 with total page 575 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential introduction to a rapidly growing field of study, AN EXPLORATION OF ?SPACE: 1999? THROUGH THE LENS OF FAN FICTION gathers in one place the complete 2015-16 Online Alpha discussion of the SPACE: 1999 fan fiction corpus, with a focus on the FOREVER ALPHA fan fiction series. Collected here are central viewpoints and arguments by Online Alpha discussants that have dominated Online Alpha debates in recent years. Editor John K. Balor provides a cogent introduction that places each piece in its historical and intellectual context, mapping the discussion and suggesting future trajectories. The book has been developed on an idealistic basis. It is sold at the lowest price the publisher was willing to accept. A free e-book version can be downloaded at www.lulu.com.
Download or read book Identity Community and Sexuality in Slash Fan Fiction written by Anne Kustritz and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-12-12 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores slash fan fiction communities during the pivotal years of the late 1990s and early 2000s as the practice transitioned from print to digital circulation. Delving into over ten years of online and in-person ethnography, the book offers an in-depth examination of slash fan fiction – original stories written by and circulated within female-centered communities about same-sex characters borrowed from previously published sources – to document the history of a feminist, queer media subculture whose infrastructure, creativity, and ways of life are often obscured in dominant histories of the internet’s development and by the contemporary focus on industry-friendly but often misogynist digital fan subcultures. Arguing that online slash communities created an alternate public space that provided opportunities for unanticipated encounters with a wide range of complex sexual, relational, and political practices, the book contends that slash thereby added to readers’ tools for experiencing and thinking about pleasure and ways of living by forming a “pocket public,” that is a digital space public enough to be found and protected enough to shield participants from harassment and censorship. This insightful and comprehensive study will interest students and scholars working in the areas of media studies, literary studies, anthropology, new media, audience communities, convergence culture, fan studies, women’s studies, and queer studies.
Download or read book English Fanfiction and its Influence on today s Society written by Katharina Ananda Kriz and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-01-06 with total page 121 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fanfiction is a phenomenon that has influenced and is influenced greatly by our society. In this book, the influence of English fanfiction today is examined, with focus on the social, psychological and political impact of the fan-written texts. The definition of fanfiction, its origin and history are discussed and fanfiction terminology and websites are explained. The book focuses on who reads and writes fanfiction and how physical and mental illnesses as well as gender identity and sexuality are portrayed in fanfiction. It also aims to answer the question of how teenagers are influenced by fanfiction and how it impacts their development. It furthermore shows what we as a society can learn through reading fanfiction and interacting with the community, including second language acquisition and fanfiction in relation to classroom learning. Further topics include fanfiction as a form of imaginary play and defining fanfiction as a form of activism. This work was first written as a research paper, the so called VWA, as part of the final high school exam in Austria. After receiving an award from the Education Directorate of Vorarlberg (Austria) in June 2022 for the best research paper in the category Social Sciences/Economics, the author chose to publish the extended version of the paper as a book.
Download or read book Canon Fanfiction written by Christine Schott and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2023-01-30 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Several scholarly fields investigate the reuse of source texts, most relevantly adaptation studies and fanfiction studies. The limitation of these two fields is that adaptation studies focuses narrowly on retelling, usually in the form of film adaptations, but is not as well equipped to treat other uses of source material like prequels, sequels, and spinoffs. On the other hand, fanfiction studies has the broad reach adaptation studies lacks but is generally interested in "underground" production rather than material that goes through the official publication process and thus enters the literary canon. This book sits in the gap between these fields, discussing published novels and their contribution to the scholarly engagement with their pre- and early modern source material as well as applying that creative framework to the teaching of literature in the college classroom.
Download or read book The Case for Fanfiction written by Ashley J. Barner and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging readers to rethink what they read and why, the author questions the aesthetic assumptions that have led to the devaluing of fanfiction--a genre criticized as both tasteless and derivative--and other "guilty pleasure" reading (and writing), including romance and fantasy. The complicated relationship between "fanfic" and intellectual property rights is discussed in light of the millennia-old tradition of derivative literature, before modern copyright law established originality as the hallmark of great fiction. "Absorbed reading"--the practice of immersing oneself in the narrative versus critically "reading from a distance"--is a strong motive for the appropriation by fanfiction of canon characters and worlds.
Download or read book How to Write Fanfiction written by HowExpert and published by HowExpert. This book was released on 2016-09-18 with total page 51 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever read a book that had an ending you hated? Have you ever watched a movie that jumped too soon from situation A to B without showing what happened along the way? Have you ever thought two characters who never met should have had a scene together? Then the newest how-to manual in the HowExpert catalog is exactly what you need! In this book, you’ll learn: • What is fan fiction and why do people write it? • How to brainstorm ideas • How to cater to your audience, even though you’re writing your story for yourself • How to make your story the best that it can be • Where to post your finished story Whether you want to write that one story that fixes the ending you hated or you want to play in your fandom’s virtual sandbox for months or years to come, this is the book for you. About the Expert Karen Burkey is a personnel and human resources professional for a government agency of the state of Ohio. She lives with her husband and their two dogs and four casts who they call their furry children. Her favorite things to do are reading, writing, and watching television and movies, although hiking in the woods is pretty high up on her list, too. Though her writing isn’t perfect, Kari is a perfectionist when it comes to telling a story. Whether it’s fan fiction or an original novel, she finds the most challenging part of writing to be getting that first draft down on paper. HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
Download or read book Loving Fanfiction written by Brit Kelley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-30 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Loving Fanfiction explores emotion within the context of fandoms, specifically online fanfiction. Through exploring fans’ narratives about themselves and the fanwork they produce and consume, the author theorizes how identity, cognition, emotion, the body, and embodiment come together in literacy development and practices. Drawing on affect theory to explore the complex roles of emotions, literacy, identity, and the digital, both in their own position and in the worlds of engaged fans, Brit Kelley systematically analyses work from a six-year ethnographic study across fandoms—from Harry Potter and WWE, to Gotham and Twilight. Their analysis expands upon current understandings of fandom by more thoroughly theorizing the deeply emotional element of fanfiction practices, and connects to the academic fan community to draw connections and implications for the role of emotion in teaching and research. This unique perspective on emotions, love, and fandoms will be of significant interest to scholars and students of media and communication studies, fan studies, literature, creative writing, cultural studies, digital humanities, and literacy studies.
Download or read book Shakespeare s Fans written by Johnathan H. Pope and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines Shakespearean adaptations through the critical lens of fan studies and asks what it means to be a fan of Shakespeare in the context of contemporary media fandom. Although Shakespeare studies and fan studies have remained largely separate from one another for the past thirty years, this book establishes a sustained dialogue between the two fields. In the process, it reveals and seeks to overcome the problematic assumptions about the history of fan cultures, Shakespeare’s place in that history, and how fan works are defined. While fandom is normally perceived as a recent phenomenon focused primarily on science fiction and fantasy, this book traces fans’ practices back to the eighteenth century, particularly David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee in 1769. Shakespeare’s Fans connects historical and scholarly debates over who owns Shakespeare and what constitutes an appropriate adaptation of his work to online fan fiction and commercially available fan works.
Download or read book Young Adult Resources Today written by Don Latham and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-05-21 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Entertainment Theory written by Peter Vorderer and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021 with total page 890 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This chapter offers some historical and conceptual orientation to readers of the Oxford Handbook of Entertainment Theory. Departing from a brief review of ancient roots and 20th century pioneer works, we elaborate on the state and challenges of contemporary entertainment theory and research. This includes the need to develop a more explicit understanding of interrelationships among similar terms and concepts (e.g., presence and transportation), the need to reflect more explicitly on epistemological foundations of entertaiment theories (e.g., neo-behaviorism), and the need to reach back to past, even historical reasoning in communication that may be just as informative as the consideration of recent theoretical innovations from neigboring fields such as social psychology. Finally, we offer some reflections on programmatic perspectives for future entertainment theory, which should try to harmonize views from the social sciences and critical thinking, span cultural differences in entertainment processes, and keep track of the rapid technological progress of entertainment media"--
Download or read book Multiplicity and Cultural Representation in Transmedia Storytelling written by Natalie Underberg-Goode and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-02 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the relationship between multiplicity and representation of non-European and European-American cultures, with a focus on comics and superheroes. The author employs a combination of research methodologies, including close reading of transmedia texts and interviews with transmedia storytellers and audiences, to better understand the way in which diverse cultures are employed as agents of multiplicity in transmedia narratives. The book addresses both commercial franchises such as superhero narratives, as well as smaller indie projects, in an attempt to elucidate the way in which key cultural symbols and concepts are utilized by writers, designers, and producers, and how these narrative choices affect audiences – both those who identify as members of the culture being represented and those who do not. Case studies include fan fiction based on Marvel’s Black Panther (2018), fan fiction and art created for the Moana (2016) and Mulan (2020) films, and creations by both U.S.-based and international indie comics artists and writers. This book will appeal to scholars and students of new media, narrative theory, cultural studies, sociocultural anthropology, folkloristics, English/literary studies, and popular culture, transmedia storytelling researchers, and both creators and fans of superhero comics.
Download or read book Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction written by Rebecca W. Black and published by Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers. This book was released on 2008 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents an ethnographic and discourse analytic study of a highly popular online fan fiction writing space. Its analyses highlight the range of sophisticated literacy practices that English language learning youth engage in through their fan-related activities. Discussion also centers on how opportunities for language socialization, literacy, and identity development converge and diverge between academic settings and informal learning contexts such as fan fiction sites.