Chapter

Slashing Rome

Amanda Potter

in Rome Season Two

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2015 | ISBN: 9781474400275
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9781474412148 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400275.003.0018

Series: Screening Antiquity EUP

Slashing Rome

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The chapter, “Slashing Rome: Season Two Rewritten in Online Fanfiction,” by Amanda Potter, analyzes the extensive level of fan engagement with the second season of the series Rome in the creation of online fanfiction. The chapter illuminates how in the world of online fanfiction, the primary focus is on creating sexual relationships between the characters on a series. The chapter also demonstrates how online fanfiction based on historically themed series initiates a new category that merges with existing categories such as slash and crossover.

Keywords: Rome; fans; fanfiction; slash; crossover

Chapter.  4824 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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