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Lover revamped: sexualities and romance in the black dagger brotherhood and slash fan fiction
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5265-6421
2009 (English)In: Extrapolation, ISSN 0014-5483, Vol. 50, no 3, 442-462 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Focus is on selected elements in J. R. Ward’s romantic vampire novels Lover Revealed and Lover Unbound which are read through three fan fiction stories of the slash variety. While subverting aspects such as the heteronorm through the male-male pairings, the fanfic authors are limited by the canon’s romance structure, evidenced by the creation of temporary spaces for transgressions of norms, and by tendencies to figure the homosexual encounters in heterosexual terms. Alternative sexualities and interrogations of contemporary fears are thus circumscribed by the romantic structures, in both the canon and in the fan fiction.

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Brownsville: The University of Texas at Brownsville , 2009. Vol. 50, no 3, 442-462 p.
Keyword [en]
fan fiction, slash, sexualities, romance, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, J. R. Ward, homoeroticism
Keyword [sv]
fan fiction, slash, sexualiteter, romantik, homoerotik, J. R. Ward
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33353OAI: diva2:311593
Available from: 2010-04-22 Created: 2010-04-22 Last updated: 2015-03-03Bibliographically approved

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