Joseph Brennan


“I am your worst fear, I am your best fantasy”: new approaches to slash fiction



Slash is a form of fan media centred on the erotic bonds between men, not present or not spelt out in the parent text (or canon). It typically includes written, sexually explicit works concerning the bonds of heterosexual television characters, however may also be non-written, suggestive and feature non-heterosexual or ambiguously heterosexual, non-television characters. This thesis proposes an inclusive typology for both written and non-written forms of slash media through qualitative textual analysis of slash texts from a range of fandoms.