Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender

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Erotic Fan Fiction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59531-3_65-1



Fan fiction (fanfiction, fanfic, fic, ff) is an umbrella term for fictional texts of varying length and complexity created by fans of different types of original fictional work (e.g., novels, movies, TV series, comics, digital games) or of real persons, usually celebrities (e.g., musicians, actors, athletes, social media stars). Fan fiction uses characters, settings, and story lines from the original artwork (canonical fictional universe, or “canon” in short) or the celebrity’s real life and combines them with a fictional alternative universe. For example, protagonists who are mere friends, colleagues, or even enemies in the canon can become lovers in fan fiction. Hence, fan fiction is a derivative work based on the original...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IfMK (Institut für Medien und Kommunikationswissenschaft)TU IlmenauIlmenauGermany