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inklings – Jahrbuch für Literatur und Ästhetik

C. S. Lewis – 50 Jahre nach seinem Tod- Werk und Wirkung zwischen Huldigung und Kritik


Edited By Dieter Petzold

«Inklings» nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e.V. widmet sich seit 1983 dem Studium und der Verbreitung der Werke dieser und ihnen nahestehender Autoren sowie der Analyse des Phantastischen in Literatur, Film und Kunst allgemein. Ihre Jahrestagungen werden in Jahrbüchern dokumentiert. Dieser Band enthält zehn Vorträge der Tagung C.S. Lewis – 50 Jahre nach seinem Tod, die 2013 in Aachen stattfand, um eine Einschätzung des Werks des Schriftstellers, Literaturwissenschaftlers und Laientheologen Lewis und seiner Wirkung vorzunehmen, sowie fünf weitere Beiträge und zahlreiche Rezensionen.
«Inklings» was the name of a group of Oxford scholars and writers; its best-known members were J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. The German Inklings-Gesellschaft, founded in 1983, is dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of the works of these authors and of writers commonly associated with them and to the study of the fantastic in literature, film and the arts in general. The proceedings of the annual Inklings conferences are being published in yearbooks. This volume contains ten papers presented at the 2013 conference on C.S. Lewis – 50 years after his death in Aachen that attempted a re-evaluation of the author, literary scholar and lay theologian Lewis and an assessment of his impact. In addition, there are five general articles and numerous reviews.
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Romance, Incest, Rape, and Torture: The Sexual Awakening of the Harry Potter Fandom


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Susanne Kroner


The Sexual Awakening of the Harry Potter Fandom

By writing fan fiction fans show their devotion to a certain fandom, while at the same time making a clear statement about what they don’t like about it. In the case of Harry Potter (HP) what fans seem to miss most is romance and/or sex and what they don’t like are the original pairings. What is unique about the HP fandom is that it has accompanied its fans from childhood to adulthood, which is reflected in the fan fiction where you find everything from Enid-Blyton-like school stories and teenager-compatible fluffy romance to full adult sex and beyond into age restricted violence and sexual perversions. In this paper I want to look at the favourite pairings in HP fan fiction, how sexual taboos like rape and incest are used as plot elements or character background and how romance and/or sex are combined with magic to create the new genre of ‘romantasy’.

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