NELA Fandom

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.

Presentation Slides

Here are the slides presented in October 2015 at the NELA Conference.

Example Programs

Here is the handout featuring example fandom programs.

Title Recommendations

Article List and Title recommendations

Fan Culture Articles

Fan Works Archives and Resources

Fandom Programming

I also conducted interviews with a couple of local (then) teens, which are fun viewing for an insider perspective.

Teen Interviews: