Bodily Spectacles, Queer Re-Visions: The Narrative Lives of Harry Potter Slash Online

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193294
Title:
Bodily Spectacles, Queer Re-Visions: The Narrative Lives of Harry Potter Slash Online
Author:
Hijazi, Skyler James
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis offers readings of several slash (i.e. homoerotic) fanfiction narratives produced and shared online by members of the Harry Potter fandom. I argue that an understanding of slash fanfiction must be grounded not, as commonly suggested in the literature on slash, in binaristic and essentialized assumptions about the coherence of categories of gender and sexuality, but instead in a highly contextualized consideration of the canon text, fans' shared desires for that text, and a collective memory which, in Potter fandom, centers on diegetic trauma. Through embodied encounters with online texts, the protracted practices of queer reading, and the (re-)telling of queer(ed) stories, the subjectivity of fans changes: slash texts and fandom interactions enable fans not just to read but also to speak differently, to potentially narrate themselves queerly in ways that challenge traditional framings of coherent and legible desire and embodiment.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
MAC
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Women's Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Flinn, Caryl
Committee Chair:
Flinn, Caryl

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleBodily Spectacles, Queer Re-Visions: The Narrative Lives of Harry Potter Slash Onlineen_US
dc.creatorHijazi, Skyler Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorHijazi, Skyler Jamesen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis offers readings of several slash (i.e. homoerotic) fanfiction narratives produced and shared online by members of the Harry Potter fandom. I argue that an understanding of slash fanfiction must be grounded not, as commonly suggested in the literature on slash, in binaristic and essentialized assumptions about the coherence of categories of gender and sexuality, but instead in a highly contextualized consideration of the canon text, fans' shared desires for that text, and a collective memory which, in Potter fandom, centers on diegetic trauma. Through embodied encounters with online texts, the protracted practices of queer reading, and the (re-)telling of queer(ed) stories, the subjectivity of fans changes: slash texts and fandom interactions enable fans not just to read but also to speak differently, to potentially narrate themselves queerly in ways that challenge traditional framings of coherent and legible desire and embodiment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameMACen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorFlinn, Carylen_US
dc.contributor.chairFlinn, Carylen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFlinn, Carylen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPomerleau, Clarken_US
dc.contributor.committeememberJoseph, Mirandaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2419en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748324en_US
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