Race, storying, and restorying: What can we learn from black fans?

  • Ebony Elizabeth Thomas University of Pennsylvania
  • Amy Stornaiuolo University of Pennsylvania
Keywords: Black Panther, Fantasy, Race, Science fiction, Star Trek


Tracing storytelling traditions from historic roots within Black cultures to contemporary fandom, this essay argues for more research and critique on the ways that today's Black fans engage in restorying, with implications for reader response theory, research in digital literacies, and Black studies.