Imagining queerness / queer imagination : online slash fiction and radical fan productions

dc.contributor.advisorBrowne, Simone
dc.creatorRodenbiker, Austin Jamesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-14T20:07:19Zen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:26:58Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:26:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2014en
dc.date.updated2014-10-14T20:07:20Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe subject of inquiry for my thesis is slash fiction, a subset of fanfiction which creates queer identity, romance, relationships, sex, or desire where it was not ostensibly present in the proto-text. I divide my thinking into a non-linear model of five nodes in order to open up multiple in-roads towards examining the queer work of slash without crystalizing into a comprehensive theory that would efface its nuance and particularities. These nodes figure under notions of failure, embodiment, archives, temporality, and hybrid body erotics. The current, motion, and energy running through all of these nodes is what I call critical queer imagination. Critical queer imagination is not an overarching theory that explains slash (or queer creative works in general), but rather a gesture towards the impulse behind queer activism as well as a signal towards queer futurity. It is ultimately this queer critical imagination that allows me to argue for slash fiction as part of a larger queer project that is necessarily engaged with queer potential and political imagination.en
dc.description.departmentWomen's and Gender Studiesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26585en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectFanfictionen
dc.subjectSlash fictionen
dc.subjectSubcultural productionen
dc.subjectQueeren
dc.titleImagining queerness / queer imagination : online slash fiction and radical fan productionsen
dc.typeThesisen

Files