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Reading out of context: Pornographic deepfakes, celebrity and intimacy (2019)
Journal Article
Popova, M. (in press). Reading out of context: Pornographic deepfakes, celebrity and intimacy. Porn Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/23268743.2019.1675090

In this article I bring together perspectives from porn studies, celebrity studies and fan studies to bear on the issue of pornographic deepfakes. I identify two key questions that the literature from these areas leads to with regards to deepfakes: t... Read More about Reading out of context: Pornographic deepfakes, celebrity and intimacy.

"Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent (2018)
Thesis
Popova, M. "Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/869400

In this thesis I argue that the treatment of issues of sexual consent in erotic fanfiction can be viewed as a form of cultural activism. Using a combination of traditional, digital and autoethnography, as well as discourse analysis, I trace engag... Read More about "Slight dub-con but they both wanted it hardcore": Erotic fanfiction as a form of cultural activism around sexual consent.

‘Dogfuck rapeworld’: Omegaverse fanfiction as a critical tool in analyzing the impact of social power structures on intimate relationships and sexual consent (2018)
Journal Article
Popova, M. (2018). ‘Dogfuck rapeworld’: Omegaverse fanfiction as a critical tool in analyzing the impact of social power structures on intimate relationships and sexual consent. Porn Studies, 5(2), 175-191. https://doi.org/10.1080/23268743.2017.1394215

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article examines the Omegaverse–a subgenre of sexually explicit fanfiction–and its engagement with issues of socially constructed power differentials and sexual consent. I a... Read More about ‘Dogfuck rapeworld’: Omegaverse fanfiction as a critical tool in analyzing the impact of social power structures on intimate relationships and sexual consent.

Inactionable/Unspeakable: Bisexuality in the Workplace (2018)
Journal Article
Popova, M. (2018). Inactionable/Unspeakable: Bisexuality in the Workplace. Journal of Bisexuality, 18(1), 54-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/15299716.2017.1383334

© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. In this article I argue that inclusion of bisexual employees in workplace contexts is hindered by the interaction of two key factors. On the one hand, bisexuality is frequently “invisible” diversity based predomi... Read More about Inactionable/Unspeakable: Bisexuality in the Workplace.

"When the RP gets in the way of the F": Star image and intertextuality in real person(a) fiction (2017)
Journal Article
Popova, M. (2017). "When the RP gets in the way of the F": Star image and intertextuality in real person(a) fiction. Transformative Works and Cultures, 25, . https://doi.org/10.3983/twc.2017.01105

This paper uses a case study from the Hockey RPF community to explore textual processes in Real Person(a) Fiction, and particularly the intertextual relationship between different facets of the star image and the RPF character. I argue that the crisi... Read More about "When the RP gets in the way of the F": Star image and intertextuality in real person(a) fiction.

“Happy consensual gangbangs”: Deconstructions of sports cultures and hegemonic masculinity in football RPF
Book Chapter
Popova, M. “Happy consensual gangbangs”: Deconstructions of sports cultures and hegemonic masculinity in football RPF. In A. Spacey (Ed.), The Darker Side of Slash Fan Fiction - Essays on Power, Consent and the Body, . McFarland

This paper uses a close reading of two stories within the gangbang/team sex subgenre of Football Real Person Fiction to investigate how marginalized sports fans can use fan fiction to negotiate the challenges posed to them by hegemonic masculinity wi... Read More about “Happy consensual gangbangs”: Deconstructions of sports cultures and hegemonic masculinity in football RPF.


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