‘Fandom is full of pearl clutching old ladies’: Nonnies in the online slash closet:

@inproceedings{Brennan2014FandomIF,
  title={‘Fandom is full of pearl clutching old ladies’: Nonnies in the online slash closet:},
  author={Joseph Brennan},
  year={2014}
}
  • Joseph Brennan
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • This article examines cultures of anonymity (or ‘nonnies’) and secrecy in online slash fandom through textual analysis of fannish reaction to gay magazine DNA publishing slash content. I use the experiences of infamous slash manip artist mythagowood from the Supernatural fandom community to read this critical moment of online discourse creation. Specific cases on LiveJournal communities spnanonhaven and fandomsecrets are examined to reveal pockets of conservatism, or ‘pearl clutching’, online… CONTINUE READING

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