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May 31, 2017

In Episode 49, “Defining Fanfiction: The Results,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss the results of the Fansplaining Definitions Survey, in which more than 3,500 respondents offered a variety of perspectives on what fanfiction is—and isn’t—to them. They explore a variety of themes: is fanfiction derivative? Is it written by and for fans? Must it include shipping and fannish tropes? And they talk about other trends in the survey data, from different ways to use the word “fandom” to fannish perceptions of fiction, nonfiction, and canon.