Literacies on the Web : Co-Production of Literary Texts on Fan Fiction Sites

Olin-Scheller, Christina & Wikstrom, Patrik (2011) Literacies on the Web : Co-Production of Literary Texts on Fan Fiction Sites. In Dunkels, Elza, Franberg, Gun-Marie, & Hallgren, Camilla (Eds.) Interactive Media Use and Youth : Learning, Knowledge Exchange and Behavior. IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, United States of America, pp. 65-79.

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In this chapter the authors discuss and informal learning settings such as fan fiction sites and their relations to teaching and learning within formal learning settings. Young people today spend a lot of time with social media built on user generated content. These media are often characterized by participatory culture which offers a good environment for developing skills and identity work. In this chapter the authors problematize fan fiction sites as informal learning settings where the possibilities to learn are powerful and significant. They also discuss the learning processes connected to the development of literacies. Here the rhetoric principle of “imitatio” plays a vital part as well as the co-production of texts on the sites, strongly supported by the beta reader and the power of positive feedback. They also display that some fans, through the online publication of fan fiction, are able to develop their craft in a way which previously have been impossible.

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ID Code: 67943
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Fan fiction, Amateur Creativity, Internet, Youth Culture
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-206-2.ch005
ISBN: 9781609602086
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011, IGI Global
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Deposited On: 03 Mar 2014 02:38
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 16:11

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