David Large is a Teaching Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on allusion, plagiarism, intertextuality and related modes of textual or ideological transmission in both early twentieth-century modernist prose and contemporary graphic novels. He values fan fiction for its democracy, its immediacy and its often bold appropriation of canonical story elements, and reads the genre in order to directly gauge audience anticipation for future ‘official’ or creator-approved instalments.
Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Venue: Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Cost: Free, no bookings
With the publishing success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which began its life as online fan fiction, everyone wants to know more. Where did Fan Fiction come from and what is its history? Hasn't appropriation always had its artistic place in the world? The University of Sydney's Joseph Brennan, undertaking his PhD in slash fan fiction, speaks to The Writers' Coffee Shop's Amanda Hayward, the original publisher of Fifty Shades of Grey, alongside novelist Lauren Beukes, and researcher David Large, who specialises in plagiarism in early 20th century fiction.