Re: Fan fiction
- ---"Croft, Janet B." <jbcroft@o...> wrote:
> there be a time when it's okay -- say, after the author is dead? But
> that would allow Tolkien fanfic. Dead a hundred years, a thousand
> Is fiction based on Homer okay? If not, we'll have to toss the Aeneid,Currently, as I understand it, it's death plus 75 years.
> won't we? Where does she want to draw the dividing line between fanfic
> and something like Ros&Guil -- or does she? What's the statute of
> limitations here?
Joan Marie Verba
- --- In email@example.com, David Bratman <dbratman@e...> wrote:
> At 01:52 AM 7/20/2005 +0000, Lezlie wrote:because they're major sources in Old Norse, a
> language he taught, and because he used them as sources (they'rewhere the
> dwarf-names came from).Of course, I had momentarily forgotten... ! :)
> >I also disagree that "all fiction is fan fiction". There is a deeper,Ahhh... Although those are precisly the qualities we seek in reading
> >more complex conversation going in between authors, readers and later
> >generation writers than what seems to be the norm in "fan-fic."
> Totally apart from questions of quality and subtlety,
and in crafting our fiction. Whether a piece has literary quality or
not, BTW, was beside my point.
there is also a
> difference between crafting a work in response to an earlier workand being
> inspired by it, and actually borrowing its concrete setting orretelling it
> openly. This is a difference in kind, not necessarily a difference inAlso beside my point. What I was talking about is something different--
> literary value.
BTW: Have you read Stallybrass & White on this subject? Very
interesting stuff and a killer title: "The Politics and Poetics of
Transgression" - Lezlie