Fan Fiction Bibliography


Clerc, Susan J. 2002. “Who Owns Our Culture? The Battle Over the Internet, Copyright, Media Fandom, and Everyday Uses of Cultural Commons.” PhD Dissertation. Bowling Green State University.

Costello, Victor J. 1999. “Interactivity and the ‘Cyber-Fan’: An Exploration of Audience Involvement Within the Electronic Fan Culture of the Internet.” PhD Dissertation. University of Tennessee.

Gooch, Betsy. “The Communication of Fan Culture: The Impact of New Media on Science Fiction and Fantasy Fandom.” Georgia Institute of Technology (2008). Undergraduate Thesis.

Hellekson, Karen, and Kristina Busse, ed. 2006. Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Jenkins, Henry. 1992. Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture. New York: Routledge.

McCardle, Meredith. “Fan Fiction, Fandom, and Fanfare: What’s All the Fuss?” Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law, Vol. 9, No. 2, pages 434-68. 2003.

Renee, Ursula. “Fan Fiction and the Copyright Dilemma.” 2000.

Russ, Joanna. 1985. “Pornography by Women, For Women, With Love.” IMagic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, Puritans and Perverts: Feminist Essays, 79–99. Trumansburg, NY: The Crossing Press.

Tushnet, Rebecca. 1997. “Legal Fictions: Copyright, Fan Fiction, and a New Common Law.” Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Journal 17:641–86.

Warrier, Sujata. “Culture: What It Is, Who Owns It, Claims It, Changes It”.

“A (Very) Brief History of Fanfic” by Super Cat

See Also:

Karen Hellekson and Kristina Bussee, authors of Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays (2006), have prepared a first-rate bibliography entitled “Fan Fiction and Fan Communities.” This document has been published online and is regularly updated. Visit


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