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Canon Authors and Fannish Interaction
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5265-6421
2014 (English)In: Journal of Fandom Studies, ISSN 2046-6692, Vol. 2, no 2, 127-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates how the authors of two popular vampire canons, Stephenie Meyer and J. R. Ward, use extratextual spaces such as homepages and Insider Guides to communicate with their fans while simultaneously limiting these fans’ possibilities for concrete involvement. It is argued that Meyer and Ward are engaged in a continuous battle for control over meaning, but that their interaction with their own narratives has close affinities with fannish practices in general. Of particular saliency is Ward’s and Meyer’s insistence on character autonomy, which increases the immediacy of their fictional worlds, but paradoxically weakens the authorial control they otherwise strive to maintain.

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Intellect Ltd., 2014. Vol. 2, no 2, 127-145 p.
Keyword [en]
Stephenie Meyer, J. R. Ward, fan studies, fannish practices, cognitive slippage, authorial control
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Languages and Literature Other Humanities
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medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-93766DOI: 10.1386/jfs.2.2.127_1OAI: diva2:751046
Available from: 2014-09-30 Created: 2014-09-30 Last updated: 2015-05-09Bibliographically approved

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