The development of undergraduate students’ concepts about the fanfictional genre system


  • Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Placido Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)


Fanfictional Creative Writing, Sociocultural theory, Case study


The fanfictional genre has not been extensively investigated in Brazil. In fact, there is very little academic work on this genre in universities (MYERS, 2006, MORLEY, 2007, BLYTHE & SWEET, 2008, HEALEY, 2009 and OBERHOLZER, 2014). Therefore, a Fanfictional Creative Writing in English course (FCWE) was developed and taught at the end of 2016. This course was attended by 5 undergraduate students in Languages and Literatures. Two of the objectives of this course were to 1) identify and 2) develop concepts about fanfictions. For this article, only student A was taken as an example. The methodology applied was the Case Study (DUFF, 2008, 2012; DYSON, 2005; STAKE, 2006). The FCWE course was based on the Vygotskian sociocultural theory (VYGOTSKY, 2004; 2007). As a result, student A demonstrated signs of development regarding social facts, speech acts, genre sets, and genre systems (BAZERMAN, 2012; CURRY & LILLIS, 2016).

Biografia do Autor

Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Placido, Universidade Federal do Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)

Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Placido. Doutor em Estudos Linguísticos e Literários em Inglês (USP). Mestre em Estudos de Literatura (UFSCAR). Bacharel e licenciado em Letras (USP).  As minhas áreas de interesse são: estudos linguísticos e literários em língua inglesa e portuguesa, o autor irlandês John Banville, a diáspora irlandesa, os estudos identitários, pós-coloniais e à teoria queer. Atuou como professor de português e inglês em escolas de idiomas.


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