Links, May 13

FANDOM/FAN STUDIES


ACAFANDOM
Interview with Anne Jamison, Author of Fic: "It isn’t hard to block out explicit works, and while they get the most media attention and are often the most popular, they don’t form the bulk of fan fiction." I'm really not sure about that.
Fan Girls and Fangbangers: gender and the Gothic audience
PCA/ACA15: Journal of Fandom Studies–> Where Do We Go From Here?
Call for Papers: Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference, Regent's University, London, UK, 27-28th September 2014

CHINESE ARRESTS
For young women in China, slash fanfiction is a dangerous hobby
SEVERAL WOMEN ARRESTED FOR WRITING FANFIC IN CHINA
China Isn’t Having Any of Your Science Bros., They’ve Arrested 20 Slash Fanfiction Writers

LIMINAL MOVEMENT/PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF FANDOM
fascinating discussion of the background of 50 Shades/Twilight fandom/the mechanics and politics of its name-scrubbing
When “parasocial relationship” becomes the default explanation of what fandom is
Snobbery, arranged for oboe and cor anglais
Harry Styles Erotic Fan Fiction Heads to Hollywood
"I love the internet. But its ability to create the illusion that the illusion of the celebrity/fan reciprocal relationship is an actual celebrity/fan relationship, while enormously entertaining to the onlooker, is bloody dangerous. Contemplating the nested and reciprocal validations in that little exchange above is making me slightly dizzy as well as hugely amused."
Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

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