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12 October 2009 @ 09:18 pm
This week in New Media: Fanfiction!  
Since I know you many of you may be interested in this, here are two of our readings on fan culture for this week (neither of which I've read since I have three other docs that I have):

"Access and Affiliation:: The Literacy and Composition Practices of English Language Readers in an Online Fanfiction Community," https://webfiles.uci.edu/rwblack/rwblackjaal.pdf

"Let Everyone Play: An Educational Perspective on Why Fan Fiction is, or Should Be, Legal," http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/ijlm.2009.0007

(both links are downloadable pdfs)

And our prof, Henry Jenkins, writes a chapter of his book Convergence Culture (found here as a google book - you can read most of the chapter "Media Literacy" -- use the 'content' menu drop down to choose) on Harry Potter fans.

I'll be blogging about the conversation tomorrow (in a locked academic post) should be interesting... I hope.

(for those not following along in my academic filter I'm taking a class that talks about how new media literacy should / can take place in education... or how education is changing via new media, etc)

[ETA:  if you want to do *all* the readings, check out this link (it's a pdf of a book) and read Chapters 6 & 7: Digital Design: English Language Learners and Reader Reviews in Online Fiction (Rebecca W. Black) &
Blurring and Breaking through the Boundaries of Narrative, Literacy, and Identity in Adolescent Fan Fiction (Angela Thomas)]
Martzinmartzin on October 13th, 2009 07:26 pm (UTC)

Black's Card Captor Sakura examples are made of cute.

AWESOME! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! YOU GOTTA CONTINUE! PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP! I swear whoever is making all those extremely rude comments will definitely get a piece of my mind. People who often put other's work down are only jealous of their creativity and vivid imagination. Although some comments may be useful to the writer they can get quite offensive and instead of encouraging them they discourage them. I think you're doing an awesome job and are very talented (believe I know what I'm talking about: I call one when I see one!) I added you to my favorites and am telling my friends to read your story! I hope to read more soon and don't let people's nasty comments bring you down! Be sure of yourself! All the best to the BEST writer! Ciao!

—Chi, 2003

Also, it's amusing that Black gets to use the OMG Standard as a technical term. XD

my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 23rd, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Aren't they gushingly wonderful? And it's a special time in academia isn't it?
Martzinmartzin on October 23rd, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed they are.

This is far from my field, but my fickle attention is loving your phd program / new media stuff. It's a recent field, and I like the community angle. I have an entry cooking about affinity spaces, learning, Rainbows end, and vaguely related things, I hope it'll be vaguely coherent soon.