Tag: language of fandom
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‘What’s in a name?’ said Shakespeare’s Juliet. Well, apparently, quite a lot. From Beliebers to the Beyhive, music fans of every mould and make are choosing to self-identify with monikers that assert their undying allegiance to a given artist, or band. This ‘christening’ of fandoms is nothing new. There were Trekkies long before there were […]more
Language changes, whether we like it or not, and nothing changes faster than slang. Most of us are all too familiar with that distressing moment when we discover that we’ve changed from despairing of our parents’ inept use of slang, to being lost at sea ourselves. Suddenly everything is ROFL this and YOLO that, and […]more
As Breaking Dawn, the film adaptation of the fourth and final Twilight novel is released, we take a look at the language of fandom. Fandom and cultural discourse What is it about fan culture? Why does it seem like ‘Team Edward’ vs ‘Team Jacob’ has become the biggest cultural divider since Coke vs Pepsi? How […]more