Including new media adaptations and fan fiction writing in the college literature classroom

  • Erika Romero Illinois State University
Keywords: Children's literature, Harry Potter, Vampire Diaries, YA literature, Young adult literature


Fan artworks may be used to engage college students in their literature courses. One such course is described herein, focused on reading, watching, and analyzing children's and young adult literature and their new media adaptations, including fan fiction, fan vids, and fan art. Rather than only requiring academic writing assignments, students were also assigned the task of writing their own piece of fan fiction in response to a course text.