Transgression and Taboo: The Field of Fan Fiction

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Abstract

This essay draws upon Georges Bataille’s notions of transgression and taboo as co-dependently involved in a play of differences as a framework for discussing agents in the field of fan fiction. More particularly, I outline the way in which fans and authors, or producers of texts, have been conceptualised in ways that recall transgression and taboo.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAkademisk Kvarter
Volume3
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages10
ISSN1904-0008
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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