“Worlds. . .[of] Contingent Possibilities”: Genderqueer and Trans Adolescents Reading Fan Fiction

@article{Duggan2021Worlds,
  title={“Worlds. . .[of] Contingent Possibilities”: Genderqueer and Trans Adolescents Reading Fan Fiction},
  author={Jennifer Duggan},
  journal={Television \& New Media},
  year={2021},
  pages={152747642110163}
}
  • J. Duggan
  • Published 19 May 2021
  • Art
  • Television & New Media
Cultural studies scholars have long been interested in the nexus between people’s online activities and their identities. One activity that has drawn attention is reading/writing fan fiction (fictions written by and for fans that build upon the characters and worlds depicted in commercial texts). While fan fiction and its surrounding communities have long been understood as resistant to heteronormativity, previous work exploring the fans who produce and consume fan fiction has largely insisted… 
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  • Art
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