Graduation Year

Spring 2013

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Foreign Languages

Reader 1

Nathalie Rachlin

Reader 2

Claire Nettleton

Rights Information

© 2013 Jessica Fong


The global phenomenon known as the Hallyu, or the Korean Wave, has brought Korean pop culture to every corner of the Internet. In this paper, I discuss the impact Hallyu has had in France specifically and examine the online subculture of female-created fanfiction that has arisen from it. I postulate that, for a French woman, the act of participating in fandom and/or writing slash fanfiction about Korean pop idols constitutes a political act of rebellion against the patriarchy and gender norms, even if the fan herself is unaware of it.


Written in French.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.