A brief history of fan fiction in Germany

  • Vera Cuntz-Leng Visiting Researcher at the Berkeley Institute for New Media, UC Berkeley
  • Jacqueline Meintzinger
Keywords: Fan culture

Abstract

Because the history of fan fiction in Germany is not congruent with the more dominant Anglo-American history of fan fiction, it requires separate revision and evaluation. By outlining the history of fan fiction in Germany, we present and discuss certain national aspects in the development of the phenomenon, arguing that although the Internet globally links fans, the production of fan fiction is still strongly rooted in a national writing community.

Published
2014-07-30
Section
Symposium