Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga (Book)
From the moment Stephenie Meyer published Twilight in 2005, the series has captivated readers. Through three subsequent novels and the blockbuster movie series, the Twilight Saga quickly became more than just a hit series – it's now a cultural touchstone.
This new entry in the Fan Phenomena series brings together scholars and fans to explore the vibrant fan culture and lasting legacy of the saga. Contributors address such topics as the role of mythology in the appeal of the series; the distinct fan groups drawn in by the books and films; the vast world of Twilight fan fiction (including a discussion of Fifty Shades of Grey, the blockbuster novel that began as Twilight fan fiction); the role of gender in Twilight's global acceptance; and much more. As with all the books in the series, the essays included here are sophisticated and richly analytic, yet aimed as much at fans as at scholars.
Whether you're interested in analysing its initial popularity or its impact on society more than a decade later, there's no question you'll find plenty in Fan Phenomena: The TwilightSaga to sink your teeth into.
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Laurena Aker is a writer and managing editor for JesterZ Net Media.
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The Twilight Saga Parodies
Gary Berman, Creation Entertainment
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Lucy, FanFic Author
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Fan Fiction Writing Phenomenon
Part 1: Twilight's Legacy: Working With Fans to Define New Business Models in Film and Music
Marketing Romantic Vampires to and with Fans: The Transmedia Impact of The Twilight Saga
Laa Hoefs and Cathy Leogrande
Breaking the Celluloid Ceiling: New Voices of The Twilight Saga
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The Music of Twilight: Battling for Authenticity
Part 2: Twilight's Legacy: Breaking Through Barriers in Fandoms, Literature and Publishing
Up from the Crypt: The Resurrection of Traditional Narrative in The Twilight Saga
The Dawn of a New Era: Twilight’s Legacy in Contemporary Young Adult Literature
The Sun Doesn’t Always Set in the West: Twilight in East Asian Pop Culture
‘Breaking all the Rules’: Team Twilights and Cross-Generational Fan Appeal
Jane M. Kubiesa
‘You Don’t Know How Long I’ve Waited for You’: The Evolutionary ‘Perfect Storm’ of Fanfiction Publishing
Fifty Shades of Twilight: Transforming Genre and Publishing in Fan Contexts
Cait Coker and Candace Benefiel