The Case for Fanfiction: Exploring the Pleasures and Practices of a Maligned Craft (Paperback)Ashley J. Barner (author)
Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 30/09/2017
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Challenging readers to rethink what they read and why, the author questions the aesthetic assumptions that have led to the devaluing of fan fiction-a genre criticized as tasteless and derivative-and other ""guilty pleasure"" reading (and writing) including romance and fantasy. The complicated relationship between ""fanfic"" and intellectual property 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 fanfiction's appropriation of canon characters and worlds.
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
Number of pages: 220
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm
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