A connected country: Sweden—Fertile ground for digital fandoms

  • Christina Olin-Scheller Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Deptartment of Educational Studies, Karlstad University
  • Pia Sundqvist Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Language, Literature, and Intercultural Studies Karlstad University
Keywords: Fan community, Fan fiction, Video games

Abstract

We discuss the spread of fans and fandoms within Sweden. With a specific focus on fan fiction and video games, we describe Swedish fan activities in relation to the fact that Sweden is a connected country—that is, a highly technologically developed society. We also describe fan activities in relation to the fact that the level of English-language proficiency is high among Swedish children and teenagers.

Author Biographies

Christina Olin-Scheller, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Deptartment of Educational Studies, Karlstad University
PhD, Professor
Pia Sundqvist, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Department of Language, Literature, and Intercultural Studies Karlstad University
PhD, Senior lecturer
Published
2014-07-30
Section
Symposium