Recommended Readings

Fan fiction metadata creation and utilization within fan fiction archives: Three primary models

Shannon Fay Johnson, published in Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures, 2014

Fandom, Now in Color

edited by Rukmini Pande, University of Iowa Press, 2020

available on JSTOR

Community, Soul-Searching and Pleasure: The Significance
of Real Person Fanfiction in BTS Fandom

Palmer Haasch, undergraduate thesis University of Minnesota, 2019

Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom

Abigail de Kosnik, MIT Press, 2016

A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies

edited by Paul Booth, John Wiley & Sons, 2018

Broadcasting and Schizophrenia

John Durham Peters, published in Media, Culture, & Society, 2010

The Fan Fiction Studies Reader

edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse, University of Iowa Press, 2014

available on JSTOR

Mass Communication and Para-Social Interaction

Donald Horton and R. Richard Wohl, published in Psychiatry, 1956

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet

edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse, McFarland Books, 2006

*highly recommended! Coppa’s “A Brief History of Media Fandom” and Woledge’s “Intimatopia: Genre Intersections Between Slash and the Mainstream” are a few favorites, but I love the whole book!

Squee from the Margins: Fandom and Race

Rukmini Pande, University of Iowa Press, 2018

Textual Poachers:
Television Fans and Participatory Culture

Henry Jenkins, Routledge Press, originally published 1992

check your institution library for access!

“Bandom Ate My Face”: The Collapse of the Fourth Wall in Online Fan Fiction

Ross Hagen, published in Popular Music and Society, 2015

Fandom and Fan Culture

Karen Hellekson, published in The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction, 2015

Did Sissy Porn Make Me Trans?

Andrea Long Chu, published in Queer Disruptions, 2018

fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World

Anne Jamison, Smart Pop Books, 2013

*a good intro for a non-scholar into fan studies!