“the very foundations of revealed religion” [GOLD]
Thanks to two decades of digital expansion, you can now find fandoms pretty much everywhere across the internet. And you can find a fandom for just about anything.
We invited Allison Broesder to join us to discuss her ongoing work on foundational fandoms, tracing certain kinds of fanfic as far back as the 1300s. Of course, Sherlock Holmes plays a central role in how we think about modern fandom. And Allison's work at the graduate level explores some of that.
The Canonical Couplet gives you a chance to test your creativity and knowledge with ours. If you properly guess the story we're referring to, you'll have a chance to win some old issues of Sherlock Holmes the Detective magazine.
Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by June 29, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random from among all the correct answers. All listeners are eligible to play.
- Wessex Press is the premier publisher of books about Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, including A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Years with Sherlock Holmes.
- MX Publishing has a number of new titles out this month and the latest entries from the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories has notched Parts XXI, XXII, and XXIII.
- This episode: ihose.co/ihose242
- Fan Phenomena books
- Allison Broesder is @FarAwayEyes4 on Twitter, Tumblr, and Archive of Our Own
- Sherlock Holmes: the original fandom (Den of Geek)
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