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The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age

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Written originally as a fanfiction for the series Twilight, the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey 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 archetypal storytelling exemplified by fanfi ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 2nd 2017 by University of Michigan Press
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3,5* Katalog fandomu pro začátečníky. Francesca Coppa je jednou ze zakladatelek Archive of Our Own (a díky bohu za ty dary) a je to znát. Její náhled na fanfikci je pozitivní, fanouškovsky zaujatý a pro skeptiky pravděpodobně nepříliš přesvědčivý. Její soubor fandomů a ukázkových fanfikcí funguje tak napůl. Jste-li čtenář fanfikce, nic moc nového se nedozvíte (což ale Coppa píše hned v úvodu!). Coppa se historií zabývá jen okrajově, zato si můžete rozšířit obzory ukázkami prací z jiných fanouško ...more
Kristina
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Early on Francesca Coppa says, "This book is not per se for fandom: fandom doesn't need this book...You have the banquet, you can have anything and everything on the menu."

And she is right. We as fans ultimately don't need this book, because we have these stories and hundreds and thousands more in each pairing, each fandom, with each trope. Coppa's conceit in her introduction is "One Pringle, one Dorito, one Oreo," all things you really don't want to eat just one of, and yet that's what she offe
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Rt
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing I don’t love about this book, including its reliance on fair use. The cover shows popular characters as modern archetypes—the Demon Hunter, the Billionaire, the Rock Star, the FBI Agent—and I love that we can recognize Mulder’s mouth and Dean Winchester’s jawline and Tony Stark’s jawline along with John Boyega and Benedict Cumberbach’s faces. Coppa provides introductory essays and further reading for each of the stories, which are chosen to illustrate specific types of fan fictio ...more
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Francesca Coppa is Professor of English at Muhlenberg College and a founding member of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), the nonprofit which built and runs the Archive of Our Own. She writes in the fields of dramatic literature, performance studies, and fan studies, and is currently writing a book about fan music video. She is a passionate advocate of fair use.