A weekly list of new/recent fan studies research that’s just been added to the Fan Studies Bibliography. Works are divided into things that are open access (=immediately readable for anyone) and not open access (=behind a paywall or not yet public). Mostly new theses this week.

If we missed anything or made a mistake, submit a correction and we’ll fix it in next week’s edition. Happy reading!

Open access:

Black, Eleanor Frances. “The Fantasy Begins: The Affective Potential of Games Through Final Fantasies I and VI.” B.S. thesis, Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, 2017. Available: http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/1904/

Cronan, Allison. “I’ve Got a Theory, It Could Be Whedon: Understanding the Televisual Auteur.” B.S. thesis, Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University, 2017. Available: http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/1848/

DeLallo, Jessica B. “Fandoms in the Lives of Gifted Individuals with Imaginational Overexcitabilities.” Ph.D., Denver: University of Denver, 2017. Available: http://digitalcommons.du.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=tls_doctoral

Jacobs, Melissa. “‘ They’ve Come to Draw Blood’-How Women Fans of World Wrestling Entertainment Perceive Women Wrestlers.” M.A., Clemson: Clemson University, 2017. Available: http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/all_theses/2638/?utm_source=tigerprints.clemson.edu%2Fall_theses%2F2638&utm_medium=PDF&utm_campaign=PDFCoverPages

Richardson, Ashley. “Fandom, Racism, and the Myth of Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” B.S. thesis, Williamsburg: College of William and Mary, 2017. Available: http://publish.wm.edu/honorstheses/1019

Smith, Edmund. “Superheroes and Shared Universes: How Fans and Auteurs Are Transforming the Hollywood Blockbuster.” Media, Film, and Communication Working Paper Series 3 (2017). Available: http://www.otago.ac.nz/cs/groups/public/@mfco/documents/contributorpdf/otago653022.pdf

Williams, Bailey. “Ode To You: A Generative Criticism of the Rhetorical Characteristics Employed By The Twenty One Pilots Fandom To Create and Maintain A Community On Twitter.” B.S. thesis, Wooster: The College of Wooster, 2017. Available: http://openworks.wooster.edu/independentstudy/7742

Not open access:

Veale, Kevin. “‘Friendship isn’t an emotion fucknuts’: Manipulating affective materiality to shape the experience of Homestuck’s story.” Convergence (2017): 1354856517714954.

New fan studies research – June 27th, 2017
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