|Also Known As:|
|Works:||Textual Poachers (1992), his Christmas Carol fan fiction, other works|
|Official Website(s):|| Confessions of an Acafan |
Henry3 at MIT
|On Fanlore:||Related pages|
- "Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by the folk." ~ Henry Jenkins (1997) 
Jenkins was the go-to guy in the mid-1990s/early 2000s for mainstream media quotes about fandom. In 2002, one fan commented wryly about a Jenkin's quote in an article : "And of course it won't surprise you to find Mr Rent A Quote himself Henry Jenkins in there. I'd love to know how much lecturing he gets to do in between his media appearances!"  In 2002, another fan referred to the professor's ubiquitous presence as a quotable commentator: "OK, now the Aussies are getting in on the act. And they still manage to track down Henry Jenkins for a quote. The day man lands on Mars, the good Dr J will be there with a quote for the bemused Martians, no doubt!" 
Jenkins, who self-identifies as a fan, is a frequent attendee at fan cons and has created fanworks of his own.
He wrote a slash Scrooge/Marley story in the zine, Not What You Expect , Blake's 7 meta for Shadow #5, was a member of the APA Strange Bedfellows, and wrote Letters of Comment to at least one Star Trek: TOS letterzine, Hellguard Social Register.
During the FanLib brouhaha, the CEO of fanlib.com, Chris Williams, chose Jenkin's blog  to respond to questions and criticisms about the site. The choice of Jenkins as a representative or authority figure of media fandom was criticised at the time , and persuaded some fen of the need to create Organization for Transformative Works.
See Confessions of an Acafan for Jenkin's current going's on.
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One of the most common criticisms of Textual Poachers is that it characterises fans as straight white college-educated women and draws conclusions about their motivations from this characterisation, something that actually excludes a large percentage of fen.
For more, see Textual Poachers.
- Textual poachers: Television fans and participatory culture. New York: Routledge. 1992.
- Foreword to Interacting with "Babylon 5": Fan performances in a media universe, by Kurt Lancaster. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2001.
- Why Heather can write. Technology Review (February 6, 2004).
- Convergence culture. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2006
- Fans, bloggers, and gamers. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2006
- How to Watch a Fan-Vid. September 18, 2006
A Sample of Meta and Press Which Quotes or Mentions Jenkins
- Cold Fish and Stale Chips #13 (1993)
- Dream On (1993)
- Bringing Home the Bacon (1995)
- The Generic Slash Defense Letter (1995)
- Pass the Crisco, Spock (1995/1996)
- In Dull TV Days, Favorites Take Wing Online (1997)
- Fans take control of TV...On-Line (around 1998?)
- If Fans Wrote the X-Files ... (1998)
- Minding One's P's and Q's (1998)
- Copy Catfight (2000)
- Hey Spock, Lookin' Good ... (2000)
- Luke Skywalker Is Gay? (2000)
- The E-Files (2001)
- The plot thickens in fan fiction (2003)
- Devotees post their own twists, turns of favorite series (2002)
- The strange world of fan fiction (2002)
- What to Do About Harry Potter Porn (2002)
- Essential Multimedia: Go on, make 'em do it (2002)
- When Hamlet met the A-Team (2002)
- For the love of... (2002)
- Taking Liberties With Harry Potter (2003)
- Harry Potter and the Curse of Disability (2004)
- In TV's Dull Summer Days, Plots Take Wing on the Net by Amy Harmon, New York Times, August 18, 1997;WebCite (accessed April 29, 2013).
- When Hamlet met the A-Team
- from DIAL #23
- from DIAL #24
- "Golden Idol" (22 pages), excerpted with his comments here
- Henry Jenkins and Camille Bacon-Smith at Gaylaxicon 1992 (Part One), [Part Two, TBA]
- Transcript of Academia and Our Culture, Part 1, Part. 2, 6 February 1993
- Chris Williams Responds to Our Questions about FanLib 25th of May, 2007 (Accessed 8th of November, 2008)
- bethbethbeth: Henry Jenkins and FanLib 22nd of May, 2007, (Accessed 8th of November, 2008)'
- When Fan Girls and Fan Boys Meet (Accessed 8th of November, 2008)