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ERIC Number: EJ1162723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1555-9734
Making Fanfic: The (Academic) Tensions of Fan Fiction as Self-Publication
Murdock, Chelsea
Community Literacy Journal, v12 n1 p48-61 Aut 2017
This article considers fan fiction as (self-)publication, particularly noting the tensions between institutional notions of textual production within academia and how fan writing works against paradigms of publishing espoused in higher education. Such tensions are indicative of institutional pressures for "legitimate" publications. Offering a fan writer's first-person perspective on fan fiction, this article questions who defines "publishing," how that definition affects fan creators within academia, and offers a consideration of these relationships as meaningful in ongoing conversations regarding how "publishing" is conceived.
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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