Abstract

Abstract:

Examining nonfiction remix demonstrates fandom's role in helping maintain a lively public engagement with history. By rewriting and remixing the life of Alexander Hamilton, the AIDS epidemic, and the African American civil rights movement, professional and amateur artists create a living "history of the present," excavate the genealogy of modern problems, and intervene in contemporary political storytelling by writing a new version of the foundational national past. As a result, transmedia with roots in the public domain offers an important curb against the encroaching media industry and facilitates folk creativity and civic interchange in a shared symbolic language.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2169-0251
Print ISSN
2169-0235
Pages
pp. 140-160
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-02
Open Access
No
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