Jun 262015

Fan PhenomenaA Celebration of Jane Austen Fan Culture

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Source: Review Copy from Publisher


The Fan Phenomena series by Intellect Books is a collection of books that celebrates the many iconic and popular fandoms in our culture today. To date there are fourteen books published in the Fan Phenomena series with two more expected to be published later this year. Some subjects in this series include: Star Wars, The Hunger Games, Audrey Hepburn, Sherlock 17674039HolmesDr. Who, and of course, Jane Austen! Each book in this series highlights different facets of each fandom and explores how fans celebrate, appreciate, and share their love for these specific subjects, shows/films, or people.

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Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen is a collection of eleven essays and four interviews. Each essay is contributed by various literary scholars, writers, and academics and focuses on a different area of of the Jane Austen fandom. Included in this elegant collection is over 70 color images representing book covers, memorabilia, media screenshots, and Janeites attending various Jane Austen events. The essays range from eight to thirteen pages in length and include works cited and end notes. Continue reading »