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Fan Fiction And Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet : New Essays (Paperback)

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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.

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Publisher McFarland Publishing
Mfg Part# 9780786426409
SKU 202652171
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786426403
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0290
Publisher McFarland & Company

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