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“the very foundations of revealed religion” [GOLD]  

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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.

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