Articles tagged with: fandom

Henry Jenkins III: “star Trek Rerun, Reread, Rewritten: Fanwritings as Textual Poaching”

on Sunday, 05 June 2011. Posted in Student Notes

NOTES PREPARED BY ELIZABETH HIBBARD

-Trekkies/Fans generally characterized/ stereotyped as being socially inept outsiders and mindless consumers of “low art” texts that warrant no new insights in the reader the way “high art” would

-Jenkins argues that this characterization is a result of their threat to producers and academia for textually poaching, and ridiculed as a way to downplay the power of this act

- Fan writers “transform their personal reaction into social interactions, spectator culture into participatory culture: boundaries between producers and consumers, spectators and participants, commercial and home-crafted, are blurred to recreate a cultural and social network.

-Fandom creates a sense of community amongst marginalized groups, and grants a degree of dignity and respect to women who are trapped economically or socially, in particular.