The Chronicles of Narnia

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Name: The Chronicles of Narnia
Abbreviation(s): Narnia
Creator: C. S. Lewis
Date(s): 1950-1956
Medium: Books, with later film adaptations.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
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Canon

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, is a series of seven fantasy novels. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, published in 1950, and set during World War II, tells the story of four English children who discover a portal in a wardrobe to the magical land of Narnia. The subsequent novels continue the adventures of both the original cast and new characters in Narnia.

Many television and film adaptations of the novels have been made; the most recent is a big-budget series of films that began with the release in 2005 of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The second film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was released in 2008. The third film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader was released in 2010. No more films are currently planned.

Fandom

Narnia fandom is fairly small, with fans producing works based on both the novels and the recent film adaptations, with no obvious separation between the two fandoms. It is often counted as a rarelit fandom, though it is one of the largest.

Discussion often focuses on the works as Christian allegory, which many fans dislike but some embrace, and on Lewis's treatment of Susan in The Final Battle, where she's excluded from Narnia because she's grown up.

Shipping

Since the release of the Prince Caspian film, some shipping has occurred, mostly in the form of Peter/Caspian, Caspian/Susan, or Edmund/Caspian, though occasional other ships can be found. More fic does tend towards being gen than not. However, there is a long history of writing interspecies sex (eg Lucy/Tumnus) and various incestuous pairings among the Pevensies.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Meta

Communities

  • narnia on Dreamwidth - for discussion and all fanworks related to both the books and films
  • narnia icons on Livejournal - icons related to the books and all adaptations
  • narnia fiction on Livejournal - for all FPF fiction related to the books and films
  • narnia fics on Livejournal - gen & het fanfiction for books & films
  • narnia rpf on Livejournal - for all RPF fiction related to the films
  • NarniaWeb - fansite for the movies with news, forums and links to fansites all over the world

Archives

All three archives list all works as Book fandom.

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References

  1. About Us, accessed January 12, 2010
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