Slash Bibliography


Slash Fiction Bibliography

For each entry I have provided as much information as I have been able to find.  Some of these essays are produced anonymously.  In each case I have at least provided the source for the article.

Bacon-Smith, Camille. 1992. Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press.

Barthelemy, Antony, University of Miami.  “Who Is That Masked Man? (Homo)sexual Dynamics in Interracial Buddy Television Series.”  GRAAT Issue # 2 – June 2007.

“Scott Brown on Sherlock Holmes, Obsessed Nerds, and Fan Fiction” by Scott Brown

Cicioni, Mirna. “Male Pair-Bonds and Female Desire in Fan Slash Writing.” Theorizing Fandom. Fans, Subculture, and Identity. Ed. Cheryl Harris and Alison Alexander. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton P, 1998.

Cumberland, Sharon.  “Private Uses of Cyberspace: Women, Desire, and Fan Culture.”  MIT Communications Forum.

Harris, Cheryl, and Alison Alexander, editors. “Normal Female Interest in Men Bonking:  Selections from The Terra Nostra Underground and Strange Bedfellows.” Theorizing Fandom. Fans, Subculture, and Identity. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton P, 1998.

Hellekson, Karen, and Kristina Busse.  Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet: New Essays.  McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2006.

Jung, Susanne. “Queering Popular Culture: Female Spectators and the Appeal of Writing Slash Fan Fiction.” Gender Forum, 8 (2004).

Kustritz, Anne. 2003. “Slashing the Romance Narrative.” Journal of American Culture 26:371–84.

“Gender and Fan Culture (Round Thirteen, Parts One and Two)” by Anne Kustriz and Derek Johnson

Mahalik, James R., Shaun M. Burns and Matthew Syzdek.  “Masculinity and Perceived Normative Health Behaviors as Predictors of Men’s Health Behaviors.”  Social Science & Medicine, Vol 64 No 11, June 2007, pp 2201-2209.

McLelland, Mark.  “Male Homosexuality and Popular Culture in Modern Japan.” Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context.  Issue 3 (January 2000).

Salmon, Catherine, and Don Symons, “Slash Fiction and Human Mating Psychology”, Journal of Sex Research. 22 Dec, 2009.

Shave, Rachel. 2004. “Slash Fandom on the Internet, or Is the Carnival Over?” Refractory 6. (

Thrupkaew,Noy. “Fan/tastic Voyage:  A Journey Into the Wide, Wild World of Slash Fiction”.  Bitch Magazine (, 2003.

“What is Slash?” By The Brat Queen (

“Why Do I Like Slash? Plain Answers from a Het Woman” by Dark Twin (

“Why I Write Slash” by Kass (

“A Christian Perspective on Slash Fiction” by Marnie (

“Good Slash/Bad Slash: Writing Realistic Same Sex Relationships” Contributed by Alpha 3760

“Where No Man Has Gone Before” by Paul Constant (

“Slash Fanfiction: A Personal Essay” by Celandine Brandybuck (

“Straight Women Reading” Gay Male Porn (

“Girls Love Gay Male Porn” (

“Women Writing Men Doing Men” on blog entitled “Teach Me Tonight:  Musings on Roman Fiction from an Academic Perspective” (

“Women Writing M/M,” from Blog Entitled “Speak Its Name”

“Love in Dark Settings: Suspenseful Historical Fantasy, Friendship Fiction, and Gay Fiction, The M/M Fiction versus Gay Fiction Battle” by Dusk Peterson (

“Slash Is Not Gay:  Homosexuality, Class and Fan Fiction Communities, A Historical Perspective”(

“Isn’t Fandom (in the Slash-Writing, Character Sharing Sense) Usually Dominated by Women?” (

“What Makes a Show Eminently Slashable” by Joseph (

Note: is website entitled “The Fanfic Symposium” that is a no longer active.  The site provides a series of essays from published from 1999 through 2006.