Autofiction and Blending


This data set is a corpus of 80 Goodreads reviews for the autofictional novel Black Wave by Michelle Tea. All available comment-reviews were collected up until the end of January 2021. Reviews were excluded if there was a conflict of interest (e.g. readers disclosed that they were given a free copy by the publisher). Reader identities were anonymised during data collection, using an acronym based on the book’s title and a number.

Keywords: Michelle Tea; Black Wave; Reader Response; Autofiction; Contemporary Fiction; Stylistics; Cognitive Stylistics; Qualitative Data; Fictionality.
Academic units: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) > Research Centres > Humanities Research Centre (HRC)
Funder NameGrant NumberFunder ID
Sheffield Hallam UniversityUNSPECIFIED
Publisher of the data: SHU Research Data Archive (SHURDA)
Publication date: 11 September 2023
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Embargo expiry date: 2024
Reason(s) for restriction and conditions for access: In the first instance, this data is associated with a journal article that now has to undergo peer review before it is published. Since this is not yet published, please protect the data through embargo.


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