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In order to analyse how the fandom is constructed in “The Empty Hearse” the author will base the argument upon John Fiske’s definition of fandom and Michel Foucault’s understanding of discourse. Fandom in “The Empty Hearse” represents a counter discourse to the institutionalised mainstream discourse embodied by Detective Inspector Lestrade. The counter discourse contrasts on the one hand the mainstream discourse and on the other and mirrors its power structures. Along this constellation which at first glance may appear paradoxical he will develop his analysis.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character of the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes has never completely disappeared from the scene of literature, thanks to men like Basil Rathbone or Jeremy Brett, who presented their interpretation of the master detective to the world and will always be the Sherlock Holmes to some people. Similar to these adaptions, another version of the detective and his companion Dr. John Watson had an immense impact especially on young people.
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- Laura-Marie Siebert (Autor:in), 2018, The Construction of Fandom in Sherlock. Distinctions and Power Structures in “The Empty Hearse”, München, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1005520