Methodological model for fictocritical fan fiction as research
Distanced and objective research methodologies that generate a divide between the practitioner and their practice present a need for an authentic model that is more representative of the immersive, connected, and subjective experience of the writer-researcher. Fictocritical fan fiction as research methodology suggests a means of investigating the field of fan fiction studies from within through engagement in the practice of fan fiction itself. An exemplar study of X-Files (1993–2018) fandom shows how the creative researcher may authentically engage in fandom research and fan fiction practice while maintaining the necessary level of rigor appropriate for research.
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