Why Do We Read This?: Li Qingzhao, Fandom, and FanFic
|Why Do We Read This?|
|Episode Title:||Li Qingzhao, Fandom, and FanFic|
|Featured:||Rebecca L. Salois and Andrea Fernandez|
|Date:||October 9, 2019|
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Li Qingzhao, Fandom, and FanFic is an episode of the "Why Do We Read This?" podcast.
In this episode, we discuss the 12th-century writings of Chinese poet Li Qingzhao. We consider her works in connection with today's fandom culture, including spending money on fandom and writing fan-fiction.
- Fans micro-discussion of small details in Supernatural episodes, as compared to religious discussion of each word in a piece of scripture: "Religion is fandom."
- Fan economies
- The Li family's collection as compared to modern fan merch collections