Shipping in Plato's "Symposium"

  • Juliette Grace Harrisson Newman University (Birmingham, UK)
Keywords: Audience analysis, Fan community, Fan fiction, Gender, TV

Abstract

A comparison between Achilles/Patroclus shipping in Plato's Symposium (ca. 427–347 BC) and Dean/Castiel shipping in Supernatural (2005–), asking whether slash shipping is always necessarily deliberately transgressive.

Author Biography

Juliette Grace Harrisson, Newman University (Birmingham, UK)
Lecturer in Ancient History
Published
2016-03-15
Section
Symposium