The Democratic Genre: Fan Fiction in a Literary Context

The Democratic Genre: Fan Fiction in a Literary Context Sheenagh Pugh
  • Title: The Democratic Genre: Fan Fiction in a Literary Context
  • Author: Sheenagh Pugh
  • ISBN: 9781854113993
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Democratic Genre: Fan Fiction in a Literary Context Sheenagh Pugh The Democratic Genre Fan Fiction in a Literary Context Fandoms as diverse as Jane Austen Blake s and The Bill are explored in this guide to the cultural phenomenon of fan fiction Examining how anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to t
    Fandoms as diverse as Jane Austen, Blake s 7, and The Bill are explored in this guide to the cultural phenomenon of fan fiction Examining how anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to their favorite novels, films, and TV series develop characters expand narratives and, in the slash genre, explore homosexual relationships between otherwise heterosexual chFandoms as diverse as Jane Austen, Blake s 7, and The Bill are explored in this guide to the cultural phenomenon of fan fiction Examining how anonymous authors bring their own gloss and invention to their favorite novels, films, and TV series develop characters expand narratives and, in the slash genre, explore homosexual relationships between otherwise heterosexual characters, this analysis covers fanfic terminology, its mechanisms for participation and support, the differences between fan fiction and conventional publishing, and the genre s literary merits.
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    About Sheenagh Pugh


    1. I was born in 1950 I live in Shetland with my husband I have published nine collections of poetry and translations, plus a Selected Poems and a sort of mini Selected, two novels and a critical study of fan fiction see Books I translate poems mainly from German but sometimes also from French and Ancient Greek I read German and Russian at the University of Bristol and used to teach creative writing at the University of Glamorgan I still visit Cardiff, where I used to live, regularly.My interests are language, history, northern landscapes from Shetland to the Arctic and all points in between, snooker, mortality, cyberspace I waste massive amounts of time online and above all, people I like to use poems to commemorate people and places, sometimes to amuse, to have a go at things I don t like censorship, intolerance, pomposity and above all to entertain I have been accused of being populist and too accessible , both of which I hope are true.I have won many prizes and awards, including the Forward Prize for best single poem of 1998, the Bridport Prize, the PHRAS prize, the Cardiff International Poetry Prize twice and the British Comparative Literature Association s Translation Prize My poems have been included in several anthologies, notably Poems on the Underground and The Hutchinson Book of Post War British Poetry They have also been set to music, have appeared on the trams of Helsinki and the St Petersburg Underground, and have been translated into German, French, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.My website is at sheenagh.webs and my blog is at sheenaghpughvejournal It s usually about writing related stuff.I m not adding any friends on and will ignore all requests nothing personal, it s just too much trouble.


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    1. My first impression was that the book was very dated, but taking into account that the author had apparently done her research from 2002 2004 and the book was published in 2005, it was feeling dated than it had a right to And that was just the beginning The initial few chapters of this book do not only set out the research it spends a very long time explaining fandom to the uninitiated, and by the time it was done with that, we landed in a chapter on slash that seriously altered my opinion of w [...]

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    2. Pugh s look at fanfiction is especially interesting because she approaches it not from a psychological or cultural point of view, but from a literary one That is, she treats fanfiction seriously as a literary genre and analyzes what makes it unique and interesting as a form of writing Her tone is respectful but engaged, and the sections on authorial voice and style were fascinating I would have liked to see , is really my only complaint with the book The fact that I m quoted a few times in it is [...]

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    3. I was aware of fanfic already had read a bit from some of my favourite universes from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings because I was curious why X said that to Y, what Y really thought of Z, and how the drama of X and Z finally getting it together would play out but hadn t thought about how or why fanfic writers went about doing what they did I d even written some, without really knowing my reasons for doing so Pugh s incredibly well researched investigation into the genre answered those questi [...]

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    4. Entertaining and somewhat illuminating She basically categorizes fanfic as either of that written to provide of the same as the original or from that written to take the characters in other directions or put them in new contexts most slash falls here She identifies one source of the urge to write slash as the wish to explore the vulnerabilities of male characters She explores the continuum of fanfic to profic I found interesting and plausible her discussion of the way the fanfic community sup [...]

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    5. Aunque el libro empieza muy bien hacia la mitad pierde fuerza El concepto m s interesante fanfiction of o from es explicado en las primeras 100 p ginas y el resto carece de mayor inter s Se nota que la autora se ha ce ido a los fandom que m s le gustan y a sus escritoras y g neros predilectos y se tiende a minimizar la importancia de otros movimientos Adem s, para haber sido publicado en 2006 parece demasiado desfasado Por ejemplo, no hay menci n de Livejournal ni de los cambios en el fandom q [...]

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    6. This review is also posted on my blog at inputs.wordpress 2008 12 1This book offers an excellent and sympathetic overview of fan fiction as a literary form The author uses material from both media and literary fandoms as illustrations, including The Bill, Discworld, Blakes 7, Hornblower and Jane Austen The book is eminently readable and a great resource for anyone wishing to learn about the practices of fan fiction communities The author is a poet, novelist, critic and translator and teaches cre [...]

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    7. A very enlightening book, coming from a different direction than other books on fan fiction not the Who are those weird chicks angle but the Let s see how they are doing things angle.Refreshing, to say the least.Plus, this book made me curious about Blakes 7 and, should the fanfic authors of that fandom really have said they had the best writers they appear to be right Some of the most amazing fanfics I ve ever read are B7 Which makes me a person to approach a series via its fanfics instead of f [...]

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    8. Really interesting book on the genre of fan fiction and how it functions as a literary genre.

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