|Title||From Post-Object to ‘Zombie’ Fandoms: The ‘deaths’ of online fan communities and what they say about us|
|Authors||Whiteman, Natasha and Metivier, Joanne|
Drawing on Williams’ (2011) conceptualisation of post-object fandom this paper examines the “deaths” of two online fan communities: City of Angel and the Sugar Quill. Questioning the nature of these endings, as well as the role of the authors as witnesses to these events, the paper explores the analytical productivity of attending to ruptures/endings for the study of fan communities and subjectivities. The paper also considers the implications of the study of endings for the field of fan studies research at this moment in time.
|Journal citation||10 (1), pp. 270-298|