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"We, the Fans": Power in the Democratic Archive of Fanfiction

Herzog, Alexandra (2016) "We, the Fans": Power in the Democratic Archive of Fanfiction. PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

This dissertation deals with the question of power in online fanfiction writing. Based on the idea that the genre can be defined as an ever expanding archive in which the meta-text – the officially published text the stories refer to – has no special status, it discusses the transformations fanfiction has brought to the dynamics between author and audience. Closely analyzing major categories of ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

Diese Dissertation beschäftigt sich mit der Frage nach dem Machtverhältnis im Genre Fanfiction. Basierend auf der Vorstellung von Fanfiction als beständig expandierendes Archiv, in dem der ‚Meta-Text‘, d.h. der offiziell veröffentlichte Bezugstext der Geschichten, keinen Sonderstatus besitzt, beschreibt sie die fundamentalen Veränderungen, die Fanfiction im Verhältnis zwischen Autor und ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:17 February 2016
Referee:Prof. Dr. Udo J. Hebel
Date of exam:4 August 2014
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik > Lehrstuhl für Amerikanistik (Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel)
Keywords:Fanfiction; Fan Culture; Transformation of Power; Paratexts; Supernatural
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Language > 420 English
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:33265
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