Kristina Busse

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Name: Kristina Busse
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Occupation: editor, teacher, acafan
Medium: talks, articles
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Kristina Busse is a long-time fan and an academic working on fan works and fan cultures. She is one of the founding editors of the OTW's international peer-reviewed, Open Access academic journal Transformative Works and Cultures. She is also co-editor of Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. She blogs occasionally at ephemeral traces and more often at the collective media studies blog Antenna. Her web site is

Kristina stood as a candidate for the OTW Board of Directors in the 2016 elections and was elected, along with Priscilla del Cima, to fill one of the two available Board seats.


Bibliography of Fandom-Related Work


Selected Articles

  • Intimate Intertextuality and Performative Fragments in Media Fanfiction. Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. Revised second edition. Ed. Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss and C. Lee Harrington. New York: NYU Press, 2017. 45-59.
  • Media Fan Studies: Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Trans. Vera Cuntz-Leng. Creative Crowds: Perspektiven der Fanforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum. Ed. Vera Cuntz-Leng. Darmstadt: Büchner Verlag, 2014.
  • Remixing the Remix: Ownership and Appropriation within Fan Communities. Co-written with Shannon Farley. M/C Journal 16.4 (August 2013)
  • Geek Hierarchies, Boundary Policing, and the Gendering of the Good Fan. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10.1 (May 2013).
  • The Return of the Author: Ethos and Identity Politics. Companion to Media Authorship. Ed. Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson. Oxford: Blackwell, 2013. 48-68.
  • Identity, Ethics, and Fan Privacy.” Co-written with Karen Hellekson. Fan Culture: Theory/Practice. Ed. Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 38-56.
  • Fans and Fan Communities. Co-written with Jonathan Gray. Handbook of Media Audiences. Ed. Virginia Nightingale. Oxford: Blackwell, 2010.
  • Limit Play: Fan Authorship between Source Text, Intertext, and Context. Co-written with Louisa Stein. Popular Communication 7.4 (2009). 192-207.
  • Bending Gender: Feminist and (Trans)Gender Discourses in the Changing Bodies of Slash Fanfiction. Co-written with Alexis Lothian. Internet Fiction(s). Ed. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer, and Sirpa Leppänen. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. 105-27.
  • Yearning Void and Infinite Potential: Online Slash Fandom as Queer Female Space. Co-written with Alexis Lothian and Robin Anne Reid. ELN 45.2 (Fall/Winter 2007). 103-111.
  • Канон, контекст и консенсус: новое прочтение фанфикшена. (Canon, Context, and Consensus: An Approach to Reading Fan Fiction) Trans. Ksenia Prassolova. Baltic Journal of Philology 6 (2007): 345-360.
  • My Life is a WIP on My LJ: Slashing the Slasher and the Reality of Celebrity and Internet Performances. Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Ed. Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006.
  • 'I'm Jealous of the Fake Me': Postmodern Subjectivity and Identity Construction in Boy Band Fan Fiction. Framing Celebrity: New Directions in Celebrity Culture. Ed. Su Holmes and Sean Redmond. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • 'Digital Get Down': Postmodern Boy Band Slash and the Queer Female Space. eros.usa: Essays on the Culture and Literature of Desire. Ed. Cheryl Malcolm and Jopi Nyman. Gdansk: Gdansk UP, 2005. 104-25.
  • Crossing the Final Taboo: Family, Sexuality, and Incest in the Buffyverse. Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 207-17.

Other Writing

Talks and Presentations