Sunday, September 24, 2023

"Before Fanfiction"

Coming soon from LSU Press: Before Fanfiction: Recovering the Literary History of American Media Fandom by Alexandra Edwards.

About the book, from the publisher:

Before Fanfiction investigates the overlapping cultures of fandom and American literature from the late 1800s to the mid-1940s, exploding the oft-repeated myth that fandom has its origins in the male-dominated letter columns of science fiction pulp magazines in the 1930s. By reexamining the work of popular American women writers and their fans, Alexandra Edwards recovers the literary history of American media fandom, drawing previously ignored fangirls into the spotlight.
--Marshal Zeringue