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Panel: Victorian Texts in Contemporary Fandoms

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Victorian Texts in Contemporary Fandoms (Due date: Sep, 25, 2014). From Amanda Blake In a practice Henry Jenkins famously refers to as “textual poaching,” fans appropriate characters and narratives from canonical texts in order to adapt and rewrite them in novel ways, and for a variety of reasons: artistic, political, communal, financial, emotional, sexual, and other. Contemporary fandoms are vast in scope, multi-platformed, multimedia subcultures which operate via an economy of participation that has typically held itself apart from academic study, while simultaneously being scorned as...

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