Vol 24 (2017): Special Issue Queer Female Fandom

Edited by Julie Levin Russo and Eve Ng

Table of Content


Eve Ng and Julie Levin Russo Envisioning queer female fandom


Eve Ng, Between text, paratext, and context: Queerbaiting and the contemporary media landscape

Rukmini Pande and Swati Moitra, “Yes, the Evil Queen is Latina!”: Racial dynamics of online femslash fandoms

Jing (Jamie) Zhao, Queerly imagining Super Girl in an alternate world: The fannish worlding in FSCN femslash romance

Ria Narai, Female-centered fan fiction as homoaffection in fan communities

Faithe Day and Aymar Jean Christian, Locating black queer TV: Fans, producers, and networked publics on YouTube

Kelsey Cameron, Constructing queer female cyberspace: The L Word fandom and

Julie Levin Russo, Femslash goggles: Fan vids with commentary by creators


Mel Stanfill, Where the femslashers are: Media on the lesbian continuum

Lucy Irene Baker, The surface of women

Erica Friedman, On defining yuri

Elaine Han Lin, Unseen international music idol femslash

Tanya D. Zuk, Coming out on Grey’s Anatomy: Industry scandal, constructing a lesbian story line, and fan action

Victoria Serafini, Bisexual erasure in queer sci-fi “utopias”

Sandra Strauch, Once Upon a Time in queer fandom


Allison McCracken, By any media necessary: The new youth activism, by Henry Jenkins et al.

Alice Marwick, Girls’ feminist blogging in a postfeminist age, by Jessalyn Keller

Nicolle Lamerichs, International perspectives on shojo and shojo manga, edited by Masami Toku

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC), ISSN 1941-2258, is an online-only Gold Open Access publication of the nonprofit Organization for Transformative Works. TWC is a member of DOAJ. Contact the Editor with questions.

Image credit: Kelsey Showalter,

New issue of TWC! As per usual, we’ll be posting choice quotes from the new articles in the next weeks.

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