A brief history of fan fiction in Germany

Vera Cuntz-Leng, Jacqueline Meintzinger

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.

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Fan culture

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2015.0630

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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