5. Fanfiction and Webnovelas

The Digital Reading and Writing of Brazilian Adolescent Girls

  1. Karen Ross
  1. Ilana Eleá MSc, PhD

Published Online: 12 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118114254.ch5

The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media

How to Cite

Eleá, I. (2011) Fanfiction and Webnovelas, in The Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Media (ed K. Ross), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118114254.ch5

Author Information

  1. Pontifíca Universidade Católica, Rio, Brazil

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444338546

Online ISBN: 9781118114254



  • fan fiction, web novel digital reading of Brazilian adolescent girls;
  • Brazilian digital natives in micro social approach;
  • children and young ‘digital natives’;
  • Brazilian teenagers, world's most prolific Internet users;
  • webnovelas, attracting the young;
  • structure of webnovelas;
  • digital writing, changing in ways, identities are constructed;
  • webnovelas, young fans identifying with their idols


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Brazilian Digital Natives in a Micro Social Approach

  • Possible Secrets of Webnovelas

  • The Structure of Webnovelas

  • Conclusions

  • References