Från romantik till normkritik: Visuell kommunikation inom digitala fangemenskaper

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Title Från romantik till normkritik: Visuell kommunikation inom digitala fangemenskaper
 
Creator Haglund, Tuva
 
Subject fankultur; fanart; shipping; racebending; Sara Bergmark Elfgren; Mats Strandberg; J. K. Rowling
 
Description Title: From Romance to Norm-Criticism. Visual Communication in Digital Fan Communities Fans and fan communities play an important part in today’s participatory culture. A central aspect of fans engagement in fictional worlds are the fan made artworks, for example fan fiction, fan art or fan vids, inspired by the original story and shared within the community. The article examines fan art related to the fictional worlds of the Engelsfors trilogy (2011–2013) by Sara Bergmark Elfgren and Mats Strandberg, and J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (1997–2007). The analysis comprises two different motifs, both related to common repertoires for fan interpretation. “Shipping” is the term for fan’s engagement in a specific romantic relationship. In this article, I discuss the romance between Linnéa and Vanessa (the Engelsfors trilogy). The other motif, “racebending”, refers to artworks where fans change the race or ethnicity of one or more character. I analyse fan art were Hermione (Harry Potter) is depicted as black. Fans publish their artworks within the communities where the participants share knowledge, experiences, and emotions connected to the fictional world. My discussion focuses on how fan art functions as visual communication within these specific contexts. While fan fiction is usually described as adding to or transforming the fictional universe, fan art can also be said to highlight or underline specific aspects of the story or the reading experience by giving them visual representation. 
 
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Date 2018-12-11
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Identifier http://barnboken.net/index.php/clr/article/view/339
10.14811/clr.v41i0.339
 
Source Barnboken; Volume 41 (2018)
2000-4389
0347-772X
 
Language eng
 
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