Articles tagged with: star trek

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.

“Star Trek Rerun, Reread, and Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poaching”

on Tuesday, 24 May 2011. Posted in Student Notes

NOTES PREPARED BY JULIYA BENKHINA

Summary

In Henry Jenkins essay, “Star Trek Rerun, Reread, and Rewritten: Fan Writing as Textual Poaching, the nature of the fan experience and the function and implications of fandom, particularly fan-writing, is discussed, specifically in regards to Star Trek. Jenkins views fans as poachers who abscond with the parts of the text that they find suitable and rework aspects that they find problematic or contrary to the spirit of the text.