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The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age (Hardback)
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The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 28/02/2017
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Written originally as a fanfiction for the series Twilight, the popularity of 50 Shades of Gray has made obvious what was always clear to fans and literary scholars alike: that it is an essential human activity to read and retell epic stories of famous heroic characters. The Fanfiction Reader showcases the extent to which the archetypical storytelling exemplified by fanfiction has continuities with older forms: the communal tale-telling cultures of the past and the remix cultures of the present have much in common. Short stories that draw on franchises such as Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, James Bond, and others are accompanied by short contextual and analytical essays wherein Coppa treats fanfiction as a rich literary tradition, one that has primarily been practiced by women and sexual and racial minorities, in which non-mainstream themes and values are expressed.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472073481
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

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