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Praktyka pisania fan fiction. Tutorial fanfikowca
The practice of writing fan fiction. Tutorial fanfikowca

Author(s): Lidia Gąsowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe

Summary/Abstract: Mass literature and its more modern branch — popular literature, tends to be described as „trivial”, „third-rate” and worse. Nowadays, there is a consensus among scholars that the name „popular” is the most neutral and non-evaluative, so in this sense the literary production can be addressed and one can give it the status of an academic discipline. Common plots, themes, topoi and solutions which a researcher in the field of his interests explores, are not perceived as worse, imitative, predictable or banal… Today, in the age of information and pleasure the culture drifts and it is not dependent on the economics of production but rather on more information and free imagination. The individual becomes free from the tragic conflict of values. Community experience, which it ensures, is a model of experience of being with others and what is perhaps even more valuable, being-in-the-world of unquestioned significance. Community contemplates the passage, does not seek to create „great narratives”, leaving a space for other parts/fragments. It accounts for rooted local values, it is a place of their articulation. Fandom, in this perspective, becomes a post-modern form of diaspora.

  • Issue Year: 56/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 165-184
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish