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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/27387

Title: 
  • "The stories we love best": Slashing the canon by exploring gender, sexuality and identity
Submitted: 
  • May 2017
Abstract: 
  • Members of online fan-communities are a highly diverse crowd of people. These people are brought together across age, nationalities, genders, sexualities and class because of a common interest in items of fiction. These communities thus become platforms where enormous amounts of information and knowledge is shared between the different members, creating outlets for marginalized groups and voices to be heard and recognized. It is on these online fan-communities that fanfiction is written, and more specifically, also slash-fiction. Slash-fiction are stories written by fans that portray homosexual relationships and sexual intimacies in works of fictional canon. This paper looks at three works of fictional canon that have all been made into slash-fiction – the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter series, and the Disney-movie Frozen. It will make use of Henry Jenkins’ notions on participatory culture and analyze these stories with a queer-theoretical approach, aiming to see whether these stories can be seen as a type of activism and if this activism might be bearing fruit in the current mainstream-media landscape.

Accepted: 
  • May 10, 2017
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/27387


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