Fan Fiction Defense
My Papers about Fanfiction
I've given some papers about fan fiction at academic conferences. But how? you may well ask, given that I have no formal credentials in the humanities or social sciences. Answer: Henry Jenkins and other popular culture academics are very open to hearing papers from independent fannish scholars, if you can talk the talk.
"A Bias in the Heart: Racial Categories in Fan Fiction", at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Toronto, March 2002.
"The Smarm Spike: a Psychological and Critical Insight from Within the Fan Community", at the Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, April 2001.
The Fan Fiction Universe: Some Statistical Approaches, at the One Hundred Years of Mass Culture Conference, Carnegie Mellon, September 2000.
"The Learning Curve": Hypertext, Fan Fiction, and the Calculus of Human Nature", at the Media in Transition Conference, MIT, October 1999.
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updated November 6, 2002
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