Bibliography

COURSE HANDOUT CONTENTS

LECTURE OVERHEAD GLOSSARIES


INTERNET CULTURE

Sex-blogging

Particularly interesting posts:

Sex-blogs generally
NB If you want to read for more background in the personal blogs, I suggest you go back to the beginning of the archive and read forward as several of them change character dramatically over time.


FAN FICTION

Critical works

  • Daniel Allington (2007) “How come most people don’t see it?: Slashing The Lord of the Rings.” Social Semiotics17 (1), March 2007. Available through the library online journals.
  • Kristina Busse (2006) “I’m Jealous of the Fake Me: Postmodern Subjectivity and Identity Construction in Boy Band Fiction.” Su Holmes and Sean Redmond, eds. Framing celebrity: new directions in celebrity culture. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Henry Jenkins (1992) ” ‘Welcome to Bisexuality, Captain Kirk’: Slash and the Fan-Writing Community”, In Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge. (in SL photocopy cabinets)
  • Henry Jenkins, “The Poachers and the Stormtroopers,” Talk presented at the University of Michigan, Spring 1998, http://legalminds.lp.findlaw.com/list/rre/msg00012.html Paper on the cultural and sociological implications of fan fiction, by a professor of media/communications at MIT. I recommend this!
  • Joanna Russ “Pornography By Women For Women, With Love,” Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans & Perverts. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing P., 1985 (pdf is on Vula)

Online introductions and articles

Fan fiction links

There is a lotof fanfic out there, and I really don’t mind which kind you choose to read – don’t feel obliged to stick to the examples I give. I suggest you try AO3 first; if nothing there interests you, try a Google search for fanfic + text of your choice (book, film, TV series, comic are the common ones, but you can, believe it or not, find World Wrestling Federation fanfic…). Be prepared to do a lot of skim reading to find the less agonising writers, not all of them are necessarily actually acquainted with the English language.

Just for fun


COMPUTER GAMES

  • David Golumbia, “Games Without Play”, New Literary History, Volume 40, Number 1, Winter 2009, 179-204
  • Jamie M. Poster, “Looking and Acting in Computer Games: Cinematic “Play” and New Media Interactivity”. Quarterly Review of Film and Video 24, 2007, 325-339.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XysJjXMzM4c. Kumail Nanjani talks about Heavy Rain: amusing talk fragment which highlights the way in which games have grown up with their audience.

MUDs, MOOs and MMORPGs

Women and sexuality in computer games

Bioware RPGs

Game clips on YouTube


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