Fan fiction as a valuable literacy practice

Authors

  • Stevie Leigh Drury University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2020.1961

Keywords:

Classroom, Fandom, Pedagogy, Pop culture, Students

Abstract

The future of literacy requires an incorporation of the new texts that are emerging from the evolution of popular culture. Though curriculum reform is a complex task, the source material is readily available to educators in the form of fan fiction. Fan fiction is a valuable literacy practice and should be used in the classroom because it encourages creativity and literacy appreciation, promotes socialization, offers a platform for self-exploration, and motivates students to advance their writing skills.

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Published

2020-09-15

How to Cite

Leigh, S. (2020). Fan fiction as a valuable literacy practice. Transformative Works and Cultures, 34. https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2020.1961

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Section

Symposium