Shipping in Plato's Symposium

Juliette Grace Harrisson

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.

Keywords


Audience analysis; Fan community; Fan fiction; Gender; TV

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2016.0690

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

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