The University of Sydney
Joseph Brennan is a Postgraduate Teaching Fellow and PhD Candidate in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. His doctoral research is on slash, a fannish practice that repositions heterosexual male characters into homosexual pairings. He was an art critic with Australian Art Review 2008–2013.
ArticlesA slash manip is a photo remix that montages visual signs from popular media with those from gay pornography, creating a new cultural artefact. Slash (see Russ) is a fannish practice that homoeroticises the bonds between male media characters and personalities—female pairings are categorised separately as ‘femslash’. Slash has been defined almost...Read more