In 2017 I published ‘Fanfiction and the Author: How Fanfic Changes Popular Cultural Texts’ which proposed that fanfiction in the digital age legitimates itself paradoxically through reference to and affirmation of the traditional model of Romantic authorship. I established this via a large scale discourse analysis and quantitative study of reception. Now I contend that the new media environment poses some different challenges to the concept of authorship, via postmodern lenses such as fragmentation, flatness of affect, and pastiche especially in visual spaces. This poses series problems to the EU and UK’s present struggle over copyright law, which relies on a conception of authorship which is increasingly outdated in the digital world.
|Title of host publication||Fan Studies Network Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Jun 2019|
|Event||Fan Studies Network 2019 - Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, United Kingdom|
Duration: 28 Jul 2019 → 29 Jul 2019
|Conference||Fan Studies Network 2019|
|Period||28/07/19 → 29/07/19|