Unlocking the genre chains: the changing face of crossover fiction and breaking chick lit boundaries with supernatural influence

Le Roux, Jennifer (2013) Unlocking the genre chains: the changing face of crossover fiction and breaking chick lit boundaries with supernatural influence. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (127kB)

    Abstract

    In this dissertation I am addressing the restrictions historically placed on authors to write within a popular genre and questioning whether the publishing shackles can be broken. I am using Cecelia Ahern as my main author due to her direct inspiration for my creative artefact and studying her use of supernatural influence within chick lit as a method for breaking genre boundaries.
    Through close analysis of Ahern alongside her competitors and with consideration for the publishing industries motives, I discovered that developing digital publishing opportunities have assisted further freedom for writers. Concluding that the writer now has the power to choose genre fiction or to write naturally and produce ‘genre busting’ fiction.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2014 13:31
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14289

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...