Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction

This book presents an ethnographic and discourse analytic study of a highly popular online fan fiction writing space.

Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction

This book presents an ethnographic and discourse analytic study of a highly popular online fan fiction writing space. Its analyses highlight the range of sophisticated literacy practices that English language learning youth engage in through their fan-related activities. Discussion also centers on how opportunities for language socialization, literacy, and identity development converge and diverge between academic settings and informal learning contexts such as fan fiction sites.

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research

Along such lines, online fandom and fan- fiction sites are virtual arenas in which
youth's activities center on an array of sophisticated writing and reading practices
that extend and often challenge original media productions. These virtual ...

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research

The first comprehensive research handbook of its kind, this volume showcases innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a variety of settings. Distinguished contributors examine how well adolescents are served by current instructional practices and highlight ways to translate research findings more effectively into sound teaching and policymaking. The book explores social and cultural factors in adolescents' approach to communication and response to instruction, and sections address literacy both in and out of schools, including literacy expectations in the contemporary workplace. Detailed attention is given to issues of diversity and individual differences among learners. Winner--Literacy Research Association's Fry Book Award!

Youth Culture and Net Culture Online Social Practices

Informant #10 who is a very experienced fan fiction contributor, explains what fan
fiction can mean during adolescence. I've used fan fics differently while I was
growing up and during adolescence. Boys and girls just entering adolescence ...

Youth Culture and Net Culture  Online Social Practices

Discusses the complex relationship between technology and youth culture, while outlining the details of various online social activities.

Youth Online

With the flourishing of fan sites online , the number of fan fiction sites has become
prolific , with thousands of sites dedicated to the writing of fan fiction borrowing
from such diverse sources as Harry Potter , anime cartoons and Lord of the Rings
 ...

Youth Online

Youth Online chronicles the stories of young people from several countries - the US, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, and Holland - and their interactions in online communities over a seven-year period. It examines how young people construct their identities in various social contexts: social, fantasy, role-playing; and for various social purposes: leadership, learning, power, rebellion and romance. It explores the ways youth are deploying both visual and literary cues to develop a full sense of presence online and to effectively communicate with their peers. Using methods of textual, visual, and socio-psychological analysis, this book illuminates the ways in which young people are making sense of their own identities and their place within broader communities.

Folklore Horror Stories and the Slender Man

The Development of an Internet Mythology S. Chess, E. Newsom ... FanFiction.
net,December 4, 2012. https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8764199/1/
ShaunVstheSlenderman. Arunei. ... Black,Rebecca W.Adolescents and Online
Fan Fiction. New York: ...

Folklore  Horror Stories  and the Slender Man

The Slender Man entered the general popular consciousness in May 2014, when two young girls led a third girl into a wooded area and stabbed her. Examining the growth of the online horror phenomenon, this book introduces unique attributes of digital culture and establishes a needed framework for studies of other Internet memes and mythologies.

Game Play

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, “The Problem with Amazon's New Fanfiction Platform,
Kindle Worlds,” Daily Dot, May 22, 2013 ... Rebecca Black, Adolescents and
Online Fan Fiction (New York: Peter Lang, 2008); Booth, “Rereading Fandom”;
Booth, ...

Game Play

The 21st century has seen a board game renaissance. At a time when streaming television finds millions of viewers, video games garner billions of dollars, and social media grows ever more intense, little has been written about the rising popularity of board games. And yet board games are one of our fastest growing hobbies, with sales increasing every year. Today's board games are more than just your average rainy-day mainstay. Once associated solely with geek subcultures, complex and strategic board games are increasingly dominating the playful media environment. The popularity of these complex board games mirrors the rise of more complex cult media products. In Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games, Paul Booth examines complex board games based on book, TV, and film franchises, including Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Hunger Games and the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. How does a game represent a cult world? How can narratives cross media platforms? By investigating the relationship between these media products and their board game versions, Booth illustrates the connections between cult media, gameplay, and narrative in a digital media environment.

Online Teaching and Learning

Digital design: English language learners and reader reviews in online fiction. In
M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds), A new literacies sampler (pp. 95–114). New
York: Peter Lang. — (2008). Adolescents and online fan fiction. New York: Peter ...

Online Teaching and Learning

Online Teaching and Learning shows how learning through the internet depends on complex human interactions for success. The text uses sociocultural theory as its foundational stance to empirically examine the dynamics of these interactions. It seeks to understand meaning making in all of its social, linguistic and cultural complexity. Each chapter examines how it is that culturally and historically situated meanings get negotiated through social mediation in online instructional venues. It extends the ways we think and talk about online teaching and learning.

Post Object Fandom

—(2014b), 'Chuck versus the advertiser: How fan activism and footlong subway
sandwiches saved a television series', in K. M. Barton and J. M. Lampley (eds),
Fan Culture: Essays on ... Black, R. (2008), Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction ...

Post Object Fandom

Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and others in a modern, mediated world. Whilst it is inevitable for television series to draw to a close, the reactions of fans have rarely been considered. Williams explores this everyday occurence through close analysis of television fans to examine how they respond to, discuss, and work through their feelings when shows finish airing. Through a range of case studies, including The West Wing (NBC, 2000-2006), Lost (ABC 2004 -2010), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Doctor Who (BBC 1963-1989; 2005-), The X-Files (FOX, 1993-2002), Firefly (FOX, 2002) and Sex and the City (HBO, 1998-2004), Williams considers how fans prepare for the final episodes of shows, how they talk about this experience with fellow fans, and how, through re-viewing, discussion and other fan practices, they seek to maintain their fandom after the show's cessation.

Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century

Adolescents and literacies in a digital world. New York: Peter Lang Publishing,
Inc. Anderson, J. R., Reder, L. M., & Simon, ... Inc. Black, R. W. (2008).
Adolescents and online fan fiction. New 134 D.T. Hickey et al. 8.5 Conclusion
References.

Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century

In today’s rapidly changing and information-rich world, students are not acquiring adequate knowledge and skills to prepare them for careers in mathematics, science, and technology with the traditional approach to assessment and instruction. New competencies (e.g., information communication and technology skills) are needed to deal successfully with the deluge of data. In order to accomplish this, new "educationally valuable" skills must be acknowledged and assessed. Toward this end, the skills we value and support for a society producing knowledge workers, not simply service workers, must be identified, together with methods for their measurement. Innovative Assessment for the 21st Century explores the faces of future assessment—and ask hard questions, such as: What would an assessment that captures all of the above attributes look like? Should it be standardized? What is the role of the professional teacher?

Communicating Beyond Language

New York: Simon & Schuster. Black, R.W. (2008). Adolescents and online fan
fiction. New York: Peter Lang. Blackledge, A. & Creese, A. (2010). Multilingualism
: A critical perspective. London & New York: Continuum. Blommaaert, J. (2008).

Communicating Beyond Language

This new book offers a timely and lively appraisal of the concept of communicative repertoires, resources we use to express who we are when in dialogue with others. Each chapter describes and illustrates the communicative resources humans deploy daily, but rarely think about – not only the multiple languages we use, but how we dress or gesture, how we greet each other or tell stories, the nicknames we coin, and the mass media references we make – and how these resources combine in infinitely varied performances of identity. Rymes also discusses how our repertoires shift and grow over the course of a lifetime, as well how a repertoire perspective can lead to a rethinking of cultural diversity and human interaction, from categorizing people’s differences to understanding how our repertoires can expand and overlap with other, thereby helping us to find common ground and communicate in increasingly multicultural schools, workplaces, markets, and social spheres. Rymes affirms the importance of the communicative repertoires concept with highly engaging discussions and contemporary examples from mass media, popular culture, and everyday life. The result is a fresh and exciting work that will resonate with students and scholars in sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, applied linguistics, and education.

Re Reading Harry Potter

... and Composition Practices of English - Language Learners in an Online
Fanfiction Community ' , Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 48 : 2 , October
2005 , pp . 118 – 28 ; Rebecca W . Black , Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction (
Bern ...

Re Reading Harry Potter

This is the first extended text-based analysis of the social and political implications of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Arguments are primarily based on close readings of the first four Harry Potter books and the first two films - in other words, a 'text-to-world' method is followed. This study does not assume that the phenomenon concerns children alone, or should be lightly dismissed as a matter of pure entertainment. The amount of money, media coverage, and ideological unease involved indicates otherwise. The first part provides a survey of responses (both of general readers and critics) to the Harry Potter books. Some of the methodological decisions underlying this study itself are also explained here. The second part examines the presentation of certain themes, including gender, race and desire, in the Harry Potter books, with a view to understanding how these may impinge on social and political concerns of our world.

Overtested

Retrieved from http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbla9810.htm Black, R. (2008).
Adolescents and online fan fiction. New York: Peter Lang. Blank, M., Jacobson, R
., & Pearson, S. (2009, Summer). A coordinated effort: Wellconducted
partnerships ...

Overtested

This timely book explores what is often overlooked in policy debates about the education of English language learners: how the day-to-day dynamics of the classroom are affected by high-stakes testing and the pressures students and teachers experience and internalize as a result. The author presents and analyzes classroom observations, student work, and test scores, as well as interviews with students and teachers. A disturbing picture of today’s overtested public school classroom emerges from the events and practices described in this book. While hard to believe, all the depictions presented took place in a real elementary school classroom and reflect the current culture of extreme accountability. Overtestednot only describes the flaws in our current accountability system, but it also provides real-world solutions that can have an immediate and positive effect at the classroom, state, and national level. Chapters address key debates such as how to measure proficiency, the validity of various language assessment tools, the overuse of assessment, and the risks and benefits of teaching language arts to English language learners via mandated, structured curricula. Jessica Zacher Pandyais an Associate Professor in the Departments of Teacher Education and Liberal Studies at California State University, Long Beach. “This book tells an important tale that cannot be conveyed by numbers and tables.... It is important information for teachers; for those who depend on, employ, and train teachers; and for those who create the policies under which teachers are required to operate.” —From the Foreword byRobert Rueda, University of Southern California, author ofThe 3 Dimensions of Improving Student Performance: Finding the Right Solutions to the Right Problems “How many more dire tales of ‘schooling for assessment’ must be told before we realize that teaching and testing are not the same and that scores on standardized, multiple choice achievement tests are a sorry substitute for an engaging learning environment? In this book, Jessica Zacher Pandya reaches across ideological and institutional borders to offer reasonable, pragmatic solutions for change.” —Linda Valli, Jeffrey & David Mullan Professor of Teacher Education & Professional Development, College of Education, University of Maryland “Zacher Pandya’s invaluable book exposes the injustices and absurdities of our high-stakes accountability era. Just as importantly, it limns a more academically robust and culturally relevant instructional vision for English language learners.” —Gerald Campano, University of Pennsylvania

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Black's (2005, 2009) exploration of the self-initiated world of fan fiction revealed a
repositioning of adolescents, who were linguistically marginalized in schools, as
engaged contributors to an online affinity space (Gee, 2003). Black observed ...

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

The Handbook of Gender Sex and Media

Thus, 'webnovelas' is a term that relates to both soap operas and fan fiction work
and therefore cannot be translated. ... Please note that many English words such
as 'hot' are used by Brazilian adolescents in the course of their everyday writing ...

The Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Media

The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.

Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction

For example, thousands of teens fascinated by the Harry Potter story have
created their own versions, stories in which ... FanFiction.net, the largest fanfiction
site online, has sections for stories based on anime/ manga, books, comics,
movies, ...

Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction

Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media; integrating literacy instruction with science, social studies, and math; and teaching English language learners and struggling readers. Vivid case studies, thoughtful discussion questions and activities in each chapter, and detailed ideas for program and lesson planning make this an indispensable classroom resource and professional development tool.

Adolescents Online Literacies

This revised edition of Adolescents' Online Literacies: Connecting Classrooms, Digital Media, and Popular Culture features a variety of digital tools for humanizing pedagogy.

Adolescents  Online Literacies

This revised edition of Adolescents' Online Literacies: Connecting Classrooms, Digital Media, and Popular Culture features a variety of digital tools for humanizing pedagogy. The contributors of these chapters - educators, consultants, and researchers who span two continents - focus on ways to incorporate and use the digital literacies that young people bring to school.

A New Literacies Sampler

CHAPTER SEVEN Blurring and Breaking through the Boundaries of Narrative ,
Literacy , and Identity in Adolescent Fan Fiction ANGELA THOMAS Introduction :
Understanding Fan Fiction The origins of fan fiction can be traced back to the ...

A New Literacies Sampler

The study of new literacies is quickly emerging as a major research field. This book «samples» work in the broad area of new literacies research along two dimensions. First, it samples some typical examples of new literacies - video gaming, fan fiction writing, weblogging, role play gaming, using websites to participate in affinity practices, memes, and other social activities involving mobile technologies. Second, the studies collectively sample from a wide range of approaches potentially available for researching and studying new literacies from a sociocultural perspective. Readers will come away with a rich sense of what new literacies are, and a generous appreciation of how they are being researched.

Literacy for the New Millennium Adolescent literacy

Other Internet communication technologies also add to the shifting voices that
writers take up in such environments . ... Fan fiction is fiction that is written by fans
of a particular print or media series ( such as Star Trek ) or icon ( such as Captain
 ...

Literacy for the New Millennium  Adolescent literacy

"Living in an age of communication, literacy is an extremely integral part of our society. We are impacted by literature during our infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. This work includes information from specialists in the field who discuss the influence of popular culture, media, and technology on literacy. Together, they offer a comprehensive outline of the study and practice of literacy in the United States. The first volume, Early Literacy, covers infancy and early childhood. Topics such as oral language development, phonics, beginning writing, storytelling and drama, and instruction for second language learners and special needs children are all addressed. Volume two, Childhood Literacy, includes information on popular approaches to reading instruction, children's literature, spelling, computer and instructional technology, book clubs, and after-school programs. Adolescent Literacy, the third volume, covers supplementary literacy programs for at-risk adolescents, literacy tutors, young adult literature, gender issues, digital literacy, and blogging. Finally, volume four, Adult Literacy, offers chapters on adult basic education, programs for English language learners, and workplace literacy."--publisher's description.

The School Librarian

... nothing wrong with that , don't mock fanfiction are religious in their inclusion of
having their online experience mediated by me ) I found myself still reading fic
and even statements that alert the reader to the work's adults , many adolescents
 ...

The School Librarian