Vordiplom, Mathematics, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Zwischenprüfung, English, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
M.A. English, Tulane University
Ph.D., English, Tulane UniversitySee More
Kristina Busse's PhD is in English from Tulane University, where she studied postmodern Holocaust narratives. She currently teaches in the Department of Philosophy and the Gender Studies Program at the University of South Alabama.
Her primary research is on fan fiction and fan cultures, and her work has appeared in various collections and journals, including Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, and Popular Communication. She has coedited Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (McFarland 2006) and The Fan Fiction Studies Reader (U of Iowa Press 2014) with Karen Hellekson and Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland 2012) with Louisa Stein. Her current project is an essay collection on Fan Fiction as Social and Literary Phenomenon.
Framing Fan Fiction: Literary and Social Practices in Fan Communities. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. Forthcoming.
The Fan Fiction Studies Reader. Co-edited with Karen Hellekson. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014.
Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom. Co-edited with Louisa Ellen Stein. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2012.
Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Co-edited with Louisa Ellen Stein Karen Hellekson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006.
“Remixing the Remix: Ownership and Appropriation within Fan Communities.” Co-written with Shannon Farley. M/C Journal 16.4 (August 2013).
“Geek Hierarchies, Boundary Policing, and the Gendering of the Good Fan.” Participations:
Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10.1 (May 2013).
“Limit Play: Fan Authorship between Source Text, Intertext, and Context.” Co-Written with Louisa Stein. Popular Communication 7.4 (2009): 192-207.
“Yearning Void and Infinite Potential: Online Slash Fandom as Queer Female Space” Co-written with Alexis Lothian and Robin Anne Reid. ELN 45.2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 103-111.
“Канон, контекст и консенсус: новое прочтение фанфикшена.” (Canon, Context, and Consensus: An Approach to Reading Fan Fiction.) Trans. Ksenia Prassolova. Baltic Journal of Philology 6 (2007): 345-360.
“Reflecting the Subject: The ‘Return of the Repressed’ in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts.” Woolf Studies Annual 7 (2001): 75-101.
“The Ethics of Studying Online Fandoms.” The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom Ed. Melissa A. Click and Suzanne Scott. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming.
“Queer Sex, Gay Politics, and Media Fan Cultures.” Co-written with Alexis Lothian. Routledge Companion to Media, Sex, and Sexuality. Ed. Feona Attwood, R. Danielle Egan, Brian McNair, and Clarissa Smith. London: Routledge. 2016.
“Intertextuality, Performativity, and Intimacy in Fan Fiction Communities.” Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World. Revised second edition. Ed. Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss and C. Lee Harrington. New York: NYU Press, 2016.
“Beyond Mary Sue: Fan Representation in Fiction and the Complex Negotiation of Gendered Identity.” Seeing Fans: Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture. Ed. Paul Booth and Lucy Bennett. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. 159-68.
“Media Fan Studies: Eine Bestandsaufnahme.” Trans. Vera Cuntz-Leng. Creative Crowds: Perspektiven der Fanforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum. Ed. Vera Cuntz-Leng. Darmstadt: Büchner Verlag, 2014. 17-34.
“The Return of the Author: Ethos and Identity Politics.” Companion to Media Authorship. Ed. Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson. Oxford: Blackwell, 2013. 48-68.
“Identity, Ethics, and Fan Privacy.” Co-written with Karen Hellekson. Fan Culture: Theory/Practice. Ed. Katherine Larsen and Lynn Zubernis. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 38-56.
“Fans and Fan Communities.” Co-Written with Jonathan Gray. Handbook of Media Audiences Ed. Virginia Nightingale. Oxford: Blackwell, 2011. 425-43.
“Bending Gender: Feminist and (Trans)Gender Discourses in the Changing Bodies of Slash Fanfiction.” Co-written with Alexis Lothian. Internet Fiction(s). Ed. Ingrid Hotz-Davies, Anton Kirchhofer, and Sirpa Leppänen. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009. 105-27.
“My Life is a WIP on My LJ: Slashing the Slasher and the Reality of Celebrity and Internet Performances.” Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet. Ed. Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006. 207-24.
“‘I’m Jealous of the Fake Me’: Postmodern Subjectivity and Identity Construction in Boy Band Fan Fiction.” Framing Celebrity: New Directions in Celebrity Culture. Ed. Su Holmes and Sean Redmond. London: Routledge, 2006. 253-67.
“‘Digital Get Down’: Postmodern Boy Band Slash and the Queer Female Space” eros.usa: Essays on the Culture and Literature of Desire. Ed. Cheryl Malcolm and Jopi Nyman. Gdansk: Gdansk UP, 2005. 104-25.
“Crossing the Final Taboo: Family, Sexuality, and Incest in the Buffyverse.” Fighting the Forces: What’s at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Ed. Rhonda V. Wilcox and David Lavery. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002. 207-17.
GS 490 Feminism and Gender Theory
GS 490 Gender and Media
Gs 490 Sexuality and Gender, 1970s-2010s