If you’re curious to dive deeper in to the connections between teen literature and fan works, check over at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science continuing education class section to see when we’re next offering Teen Lit Boot Camp: Fan Works and Teen Literature. We read and discuss all of the ins and outs of fandom’s connections to the teen literature world through authors, fans, and readers, and yes, we even read some fanfiction.
Part of this presentation contains data from the survey I conducted in 2012 for a presentation at the YALSA Young Adult Literature Symposium.
Here are the slides presented in October 2015 at the NELA Conference.
Fan Culture Articles
- Teen Literature and Fan Culture by Robin Brenner, Young Adult Library Services, Summer 2013.
- All Shapes of Hunger, Teenagers and Fanfiction by Rebecca C. Moore
VOYA, April 2005
- A Beginner’s Guide to Fandom by Aja Romano
Daily Dot, August 7, 2012
- Big Bang Press, a New Publisher for Fan Fiction Writers and Artists by Robin Brenner
School Library Journal, October 30, 2014
- The Boy Who Lived Forever by Lev Grossman
TIME, July 7, 2011
- Fifty Shades of Grey and the Twilight Pro-fic Phenomenon by Aja Romano
The Mary Sue, March 23, 2012
- I’m Done Explaining Why Fanfic is Okay by Aja Romano
- In Defense of So-Called Bad Fanfiction by Emmy Ellis
The Mary Sue, August 7, 2014
- Is Fanfiction Really So Wrong? by Cathrynne M. Valente
io9, May 10, 2010
- ‘Mortal Instruments’ Creator Reveals How Female Authors Can Be ‘Dehumanized’ By Their Own Fandom by Crystal Bell
MTV News, June 11, 2015
- The Poet Laureate of Fanfiction by Adam Carlson
Awl, June 19, 2015
- Reply All Podcast: This Proves Everything, Episode #6
- What Makes Some Fandoms More Successful than Others? by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw
The Daily Dot, November 5, 2013
- When Harry Met Bella by Liz Burns and Carlie Webber
School Library Journal, August 2009
- Why Heather Can Write by Henry Jenkins
MIT Technology Review, February 6, 2004
Fan Works Archives and Resources
- Archive of Our Own (created through the Organization of Transformative Works)
- Authors: Fans turned Pro
- Organization of Transformative Works (OTW)
I also conducted interviews with a couple of local (then) teens, which are fun viewing for an insider perspective.