Affective racial politics in "How to Get Away with Murder" fan fiction

  • Nicholas-Brie Guarriello University of Minnesota
Keywords: Affect, Fan economies, Gift culture, Happiness, Interracial, Queer

Abstract

This article analyzes fan fiction about Oliver Hampton and Connor Walsh (Coliver), an interracial queer couple in the TV series How to Get Away with Murder (2014–). An analysis of the two most popular fics in this pairing on Archive of Our Own, "It's Called Dating" by grimcognito (2015) and "deCode" by tuanpark (2014), indicate that there is a shift away from gift or sharing economies of fandom to a market-like economy of prompt revision in order to produce and circulate texts meant to provide happiness to fans.

Published
2019-03-15