Digital Artifacts

Friday, October 19, 2007

Who is fanfiction?

After reading chapter 4 and then exploring some fanfiction sites I began to wonder who is fanfiction? Before cable television and reruns it may have been easier to distinguish who the fans of Dallas where versus the fans of the O.C. but now anyone could have seen just about any of the tv shows listed (I realize fanfiction is about more than tv shows but it was what first got me thinking about the face behind the writing). What motivates a fan to write? What demographic writes the most?


Blogger Colin and/or Michele said...

I'm not sure about demographics with respect to who writes the most fanfic, but Rebecca's Black case study research of an adolescent Chinese-Canadian girl (see recommended reading listed in your syllabus) offers some insights into who and why some people write fanfic.

October 20, 2007 at 11:14 AM  

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