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January 22nd, 2007
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What Does It Mean to Say that Slash is (or isn't) Subversive?

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Date:January 23rd, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
Seems to me that insofar as slash (as in a fan text that makes explicit a perceived implicit homoerotic tension in the original text) takes the sly wink or the queer code-word and explodes it into fully realized eroticism, it can be subverting a dominant reading even as it is aligning the original and fan authors as 'partners in crime.' Given the historical importance of codes/coding in the history of queer communities in the West, it seems worth acknowledging that subverting the author('s intent) and subverting along with the author not be seen as mutually exclusive possibilities.

I think this is a very important point and so well stated. May I quote you?
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Date:January 29th, 2007 07:14 pm (UTC)
Meep! Sorry! I dropped off the internetz for a few days. If you still want to quote me, you most certainly may. *is flattered*
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