• Domesticating Hermione

    Author(s):
    Anne Kustritz (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Digital media, Fans (Persons), Feminism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Fan studies, Feminisms, Gender and sexualities, Romance literature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6XV6D
    Abstract:
    WIKTT, or “When I Kissed the Teacher,” is a listserv for the circulation and discussion of fan fiction featuring a romantic/erotic relationship between Harry Potter characters Hermione Granger and Severus Snape. WIKTT discussions reflect the discursive functioning of online fan fiction communities, as well as members’ negotiations of the Harry Potter canon, conventions of the romance genre, and current gender norms. Tracing WIKTT’s debates around the representation of rape in Hermione’s fan fiction romances achieves two complementary goals by both showing the variety of modern women’s interpretations of heterosexual exchange, and charting the complex process by which fan fiction communities and genres emerge from ideologically heterogeneous cycles of on-going discussion. Thus, while fan fiction communities can represent an alternative to editorial controls and the supply and demand model of professional publishing, the exact content of those visions will vary widely across and within various writing communities.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    5 months ago
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