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Apr 19, 2017

In episode 46, “Defining Fanfiction: The Survey,” Flourish and Elizabeth discuss Fansplaining’s newest survey, which asks respondents to define what fanfiction is—and what it isn’t. They discuss the genesis of the survey and the thinking behind its questions before launching into a wide-ranging discussion about intent, authorship, context, and more. They also tackle the survey’s specific examples, from Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” to the Aeneid to “50 Shades of Grey” to the “Riker Googling” Twitter account, and Flourish coins the term “Schrödinger’s fanfic.”