Romance Reading as Fandom in the Context of Convergence Culture

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From the introduction to the volume:

“Romance Reading as Fandom in the Context of Convergence Culture” by Carmen Pérez Ríu, analyses the incorporation of fandom practices as forms of re-appropriations of the reading material by readers forming communities on online fandom hubs. This chapter also considers the activities of fans as interpretive communities, who re-read romances and contribute to re-establishing their signification. These practices are a major development in post-millennium popular culture and contribute to the dynamic re-assessment of the genre by amateur critics who are emotionally involved in sustaining and promoting the quality of the books they love. (21)