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Homosexuality at the Online Hogwarts: Harry Potter Slash Fanfiction

From: Children's Literature
Volume 36, 2008
pp. 185-207 | 10.1353/chl.0.0017



Fans of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series have written new stories featuring the characters; many of these stories, called "slash," are homoerotic. This article examines a number of online slash stories, and discusses the potential for fans, especially teens, to experiment with non-heteronormative discourses through the medium of Potter fanfiction.