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The production, reception and discussion of fanfiction is a major aspect of contemporary global media. Thus far, however, the genre has been subject to relatively little rigorous qualitative or quantitative study-a problem that Judith M. Fathallah remedies here through close analysis of fanfiction related to Sherlock, Supernatural, and Game of Thrones. Her large-scale study of the sites, reception, and fan rejections of fanfic demonstrate how the genre works to legitimate itself through traditional notions of authorship, even as it deconstructs the author figure and contests traditional discourses of authority. Through a process she identifies as the 'legitimation paradox', Fathallah demonstrates how fanfic hooks into and modifies the discourse of authority, and so opens new spaces for writing that challenges the authority of media professionals.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Series Page
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 9-16
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  1. 1. From Foucault to Fanfic
  2. pp. 17-32
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  1. 2. Methodology
  2. pp. 33-46
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  1. 3. The White Man at the Centre of the World: Masculinity in Sherlock
  2. pp. 47-100
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  1. 4. ‘I AM YOUR KING’: Authority in Game of Thrones
  2. pp. 101-156
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  1. 5. ‘I’m a God’: The Author and the Writing Fan in Supernatural
  2. pp. 157-198
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  1. 6. Conclusion
  2. pp. 199-204
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789048529087
Related ISBN(s)
9789089649959
MARC Record
OCLC
1175940923
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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