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The fanfiction reader : folk tales for the digital age

Author: Francesca Coppa
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written originally as a fanfiction for the series Twilight, the popularity of 50 Shades of Gray has made obvious what was always clear to fans and literary scholars alike: that it is an essential human activity to read and retell epic stories of famous heroic characters. The Fanfiction Reader showcases the extent to which the archetypical storytelling exemplified by fanfiction has continuities with older forms: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fan fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesca Coppa
ISBN: 9780472073481 0472073486 9780472053483 0472053485
OCLC Number: 959274110
Description: xi, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: five things that fanfiction is, and one thing it isn't --
The communications officer's tale --
The FBI agent's tale --
The slayer's tale --
The super man's tale --
The dwarf's tale --
The pop star's tale --
The spymaster's tale --
The wizard's tales --
The companions' tale --
The detective's tale --
The demon hunter's tales --
The billionaire superhero's tale --
The stormtrooper's tale.
Responsibility: [compiled and edited by] Francesca Coppa.

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Showcases the extent to which the archetypical storytelling exemplified by fanfiction has continuities with older forms: the communal tale-telling cultures of the past and the remix cultures of the  Read more...

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As someone who has taught fanfiction for years, I can say that for instructors who do not wish to deal with the thorny issues of internet fanfiction 'in the wild' but want to give students the Read more...

 
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