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“Sherlock, Sally and Otherness,” by pennypaperbrain

Curator’s Note: We do our best to keep our own predilection for Sherlock meta to a minimum here on the Reader, but this wonderful look at the character of Sally Donovan has … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

“The Work vs The Game: Perceptions of Labor and Leisure in Sherlock,” by notagarroter

Curator’s Note: This is the second in two meta this week looking at the tension between passion and productivity, this time in a textual sense through an examination of work … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

“What’s the Point of Modern Adaptation?” by violethuntress

After seeing far too many reactionary posts, mostly about Sherlock or Elementary, though recently too about Sleepy Hollow, saying “it’s this way [white, straight, etc] in the book so get over it,” I decided it was … Continue reading

January 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

“Difference and the Critical Possibility of Sherlock,” by abrae/acafanmom

Curator’s Note: I’m pretty open about my own ‘acafan’ identity, and for awhile now my most active fandom (as reflected to an almost excessive degree here) has been that for the … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

“The Normal Love of the ‘Aca-fan’ (On Slash),” by eyanfire (translated by Lori Morimoto)

Curator’s Note: The proliferation of fan activity online has led to greater points of contact between fans in geographically far-flung places, and with it the intensified exchange of ideas about both … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

“[Sherlock] Season 3: The Mirror of the Troll,” by cantadora_09 (translated by pennypaperbrain)

Curator’s Note: This week we’re very pleased to be featuring that rarest of meta within English language fandom, the non-English meta. Given the global popularity of BBC’s Sherlock, it is … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Citizen Kane and His Last Vow, by mid0nz

Curator’s Note: This week we’re looking at meta that puts contemporary television texts into conversation with the past through two pieces that look at the thematic and aesthetic antecedents of … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Canon Shenanigans: The Limits of Canon and the Legitimacy of Fanworks,” by tonipontificates

Curator’s note: this is the second of two meta that consider the relationship of canon to transformative fandom; here, tonipontificates considers the nature of canon in an increasingly transmediated (and … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

“His Not-Last Vow,” by aderyn

Curator’s Note: Fan meta comes in all forms: essay, critical fanvid, conversation, or – as in this example – a hybrid of poetry and critique. “His Not-Last Vow” was written in response to Sherlock … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

“Visual Pleasure and Narrative Sherlock,” by professorfangirl

Curator’s Note: We conclude this series of meta centered on Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” with professorfangirl’s visual analysis of the relationship and power dynamics between Sherlock … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment