Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

Shakespeare’s Fans

Adapting the Bard in the Age of Media Fandom

Authors: Pope, Johnathan

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  • Offers a new approach to Shakespeare by assessing the author and the reception of his works through the critical lens of fan studies
  • Expands the historical understanding of fandom and examines the interplay between fan studies and the more ‘traditional’ field of adaptation theory
  • Uses interdisciplinary approaches to explore Shakespeare’s influence and importance within a variety of media formats, both ‘high-culture’ and ‘popular-culture’
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This book examines Shakespearean adaptations through the critical lens of fan studies and asks what it means to be a fan of Shakespeare in the context of contemporary media fandom. Although Shakespeare studies and fan studies have remained largely separate from one another for the past thirty years, this book establishes a sustained dialogue between the two fields. In the process, it reveals and seeks to overcome the problematic assumptions about the history of fan cultures, Shakespeare’s place in that history, and how fan works are defined. While fandom is normally perceived as a recent phenomenon focused primarily on science fiction and fantasy, this book traces fans’ practices back to the eighteenth century, particularly David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee in 1769. Shakespeare’s Fans connects historical and scholarly debates over who owns Shakespeare and what constitutes an appropriate adaptation of his work to online fan fiction and commercially available fan works.


About the authors

Johnathan H. Pope is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (Grenfell Campus, Canada). His primary research area is Shakespeare, film, and popular culture, and he maintains an abiding interest in early modern theories of corporeality and the soul.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: To Squee or not to Squee?

    Pages 1-32

    Pope, Johnathan H.

  • “My love admits no qualifying dross”: Affect and the Shakespeare Fan from 10 Things I Hate About You to Garrick’s Jubilee

    Pages 33-66

    Pope, Johnathan H.

  • “my worthless gifts”?: Shakespeare, Legitimacy, and the Gift Economy

    Pages 67-98

    Pope, Johnathan H.

  • “the rest is …”: Shakespeare and Online Fan Fiction

    Pages 99-132

    Pope, Johnathan H.

  • “There is no slander in an allowed fool”: Shakespeare, RPF, and Parody

    Pages 133-168

    Pope, Johnathan H.

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33726-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-33725-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare’s Fans
Book Subtitle
Adapting the Bard in the Age of Media Fandom
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33726-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33726-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33725-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 184
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