Joseph Brennan is a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in the Department of Media and Communications (MECO) at the University of Sydney. He is a university medallist and APA recipient. His doctoral research is on slash, a fannish queering practice. He has lectured at an undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Departments of MECO and English and has been interviewed on national television, radio and in print. He has been an art critic with Australian Art Review since 2008.
Date: Thursday 23 May
Time: 1:00 - 2:00PM
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.