Canon Authors and Fannish Interaction
2014 (English)In: Journal of Fandom Studies, ISSN 2046-6692, Vol. 2, no 2, 127-145 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2014. Vol. 2, no 2, 127-145 p.
Stephenie Meyer, J. R. Ward, fan studies, fannish practices, cognitive slippage, authorial control
Languages and Literature Other Humanities
Research subject medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-93766DOI: 10.1386/jfs.2.2.127_1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-93766DiVA: diva2:751046