Interdisciplinary Workshop on Fan Fiction

14.02.2020, 09:30 - 15.02.2020, 18:00
English Department, University of Zurich, Plattenstrasse 47, 8032 Zurich

English Department, University of Zurich (14–15 February 2020)


Fan fiction is an important part of fandom, particularly in the online communities that form around art, entertainment, or celebrities. Members of these communities produce pieces of writing taking their favourite books, TV shows, K-pop groups, and many more as inspiration, and they make their stories available in diverse online spaces, often including specifically dedicated archives. The Archive of Our Own (AO3) alone counts more than five million fanworks, and a community of over two million users that write, read, and provide feedback and appreciation. There is something for everyone, and unless one is the lone fan, there seems to be an unending stream of delightful fan fiction to read, as the archive continues to grow – what, after all, is a good night's sleep compared to the next fake relationship story in your favourite fandom?

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