Popular Culture Assessment

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The history of fan fiction goes a long way in understanding the trend and predicting its future in the popular culture sphere, as well as understanding 50 Shades of Grey’s beginnings. It has often been argued that fan fiction dates back to the Bible.

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Popular Culture Assessment 3: EssayElizabeth Cooper 203 656The Rise of the Fan Fiction Pop Culture Trend and Its affect on Literature: Case Study-50 Shades of GreyThe Rise of the Fan Fiction Pop Culture Trend and Its affect on Literature: Case Study-50 Shades of GreyThe technological age, specifically the internet, posed many challenges to traditional entertainment media. As television and film have had to adapt in order to make the most of this new communicational medium, it could have spelt the end of novel-based fandom as literature did not have the same interactivity that the internet provided (Miller, 2011). As a result the popular culture trend of fan-fiction, where fans of famous literature share their creative takes on the stories, has spelt a new interactive age for the traditional book-based entertainment. The success of 50 shades of Grey is a key example in the rise of fandom as a legitimate part of a novels commercial life and it is having a profound impact on the interactivity, marketing and future of visual and written literature. The history of fan fiction goes a long way in understanding the trend and predicting its future in the popular culture sphere, as well as understanding 50 Shades of Greys beginnings. It has often been argued that fan fiction dates back to the Bible, with the different amateur writings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John being considered fan fictions based on the life of Jesus (Morrison, 2012). How

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