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Reading Like a GirlNarrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature$
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Sara K. Day

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038112

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038112.001.0001

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“Let Me Know What You Think”

“Let Me Know What You Think”

Fan Fiction and the Reimagining of Narrative Intimacy

(p.181) Chapter 6 “Let Me Know What You Think”
Reading Like a Girl

Sara K. Day

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter traces the history and current scholarly discussion of fan fiction and other new media responses to literature; establishes the parallels between narrative intimacy within texts for adolescent women and the manner in which readers from this age group use online “affinity spaces”; and explores the reconfiguration of narrative intimacy by adolescent women fan fiction authors. It argues that many adolescent women readers employ new media in order to actively engage with, reimagine, and often subvert the implicit relationships between author, narrator, and reader that combine to develop narrative intimacy.

Keywords:   adolescent women, new media, narrative intimacy, online affinity spaces

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