Who writes Harry Potter fan fiction? Passionate detachment, "zooming out," and fan fiction paratexts on AO3

@article{Duggan2020WhoWH,
  title={Who writes Harry Potter fan fiction? Passionate detachment, "zooming out," and fan fiction paratexts on AO3},
  author={Jennifer Duggan},
  journal={Transformative Works and Cultures},
  year={2020},
  volume={34}
}
  • J. Duggan
  • Published 15 September 2020
  • Art
  • Transformative Works and Cultures
Who reads and writes fan fiction—and why—has long been a central concern of fan studies. Indeed, many of the foundational works in the field of fan studies aim to answer this question. These early studies set a paradigm for our understanding of who makes up fan fiction–centered communities nearly thirty years ago; however, it is clear that the paradigm is now outdated. To my knowledge, there are no wide-scale academic studies of how fan fiction authors identify themselves in online profiles… 
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