Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing

  title={Fan fiction as world-building: transformative reception in crossover writing},
  author={Natalia Samutina},
  pages={433 - 450}
Abstract This article contributes to the understanding of the mechanisms and functions of imaginary world-building in contemporary popular culture, introducing the perspective of active transformative reception, which is the perspective of fan fiction writers and readers. The author argues that contemporary fan fiction as a postmodern literary field and ‘fictional anthropology’ is much broader in its transformative capabilities than it is believed even in fan studies, in particular in relation… 
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