The Fantasia experience: True Blood fans, commodification and lifestyle

Mellins, Maria (2012) The Fantasia experience: True Blood fans, commodification and lifestyle. In: Cherry, Brigid, (ed.) True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic. Investigating Cult TV Series . I.B, Tauris, London, pp. 172-185. ISBN 9781848859401

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Vampires are not contrained to fiction, they are part of lifestyle. They can be identified in the clothes we wear, the show we watch, the books we reed and even the bars we frequent. Taking the True Blood franchise as a case study, this chapter will draw on research by Henry Jenkins on cult texts and the 'art of world making' (2008, 115) and will explore how fans of True Blood costume and participate in the text in everyday life.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vampire fiction; Gothic; Commodification; Lifestyle choices
Subjects: 700 The arts; fine & decorative arts; recreation > 791 Public performances
School/Department: School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Catherine O'Sullivan
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2013 11:15
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2013 11:15


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