History Has Its Eyes on the Greatest Hellmouth in the World: Transmedia, Hint Fiction, and Mashup Memes

  • Karen Walsh


In this chapter, Walsh argues that fan agency continues to evolve through the ever-changing medium of the Internet. Drawing from critical examinations of fan engagement with the Harry Potter storyworld in J. K. Rowling’s online extension of that storyworld, Pottermore, Walsh examines the Twitter account “Hamilton in Sunnydale” to argue that the new fan-created spaces bringing together texts and storyworlds that have nothing to do with each other provide an environment for enriching both the original source texts and the fan engagement with those texts. This enrichment also provides fans with greater narrative agency as the new texts they create and engage with have different, sometimes deeper, meanings.


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  • Karen Walsh
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  1. 1.West HartfordUSA

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