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dc.contributor.authorGooch, Betsyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-22T17:07:55Z
dc.date.available2008-05-22T17:07:55Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-06en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/21818
dc.description.abstractHistorically, fan culture has played an enormous role in the creation and development of science fiction and fantasy, and the genres have left a significant impact on the lives of their fans. I have determined that fandom relies on and can be described purely by its method of communication. This essay traces the historical relevance of the fan community as it relates to the evolution of science fiction and fantasy and the contributions fans have made to the genre s literary and stylistic conventions. This paper will also be showcasing the genres influence on its fans lives, such as through the establishment of fan culture, as well as the reasons this highly interconnected relationship is necessary to the continued existence of the science fiction and fantasy genres. Particularly, this paper highlights the key activities and productions of fan culture: the languages (fanspeak), dress codes (costuming), literature (fan fiction), art (fan art), and music (filking), and the organized outlets for fan activities (conventions and fanzines). Each of these activities and productions is a mode of communication, and it is this communication between fans that creates fan community and culture. These activities and productions will be explained in an anthropological manner that will explore the cultural reasoning for and issues that occur due to these fan activities.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectSubcultureen_US
dc.subjectScience fictionen_US
dc.subjectFantasyen_US
dc.subjectSlash fictionen_US
dc.subjectCommunicationen_US
dc.subjectCyber-fandomen_US
dc.subjectPopular cultureen_US
dc.subjectFan publishingen_US
dc.subjectCopyright infringementen_US
dc.subjectFanzinesen_US
dc.subjectFan cultureen_US
dc.subjectFanspeaken_US
dc.subjectCostumingen_US
dc.subjectFan fictionen_US
dc.subjectFan arten_US
dc.subjectFilkingen_US
dc.subjectFan activitiesen_US
dc.subjectConventionsen_US
dc.subjectFandomen_US
dc.titleThe Communication of Fan Culture: The Impact of New Media on Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandomen_US
dc.typeUndergraduate Thesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentScience, Technology, and Cultureen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLiterature, Communication, and Culture
dc.description.advisorFaculty Mentor: Lisa Yaszeken_US


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