This hugeness of the companies—the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing—is the thing that fans still and most radically misunderstand. This is even more the case with movies than with television shows. Movies, as projects, are
New fan studies research – June 20th, 2017
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
Is Fandom the New Cinephilia?
Is Fandom the New Cinephilia? There are two specific reasons I think the current state of fandom could be seen as a successor — or at least a second cousin twice removed — of classical cinephilia, and the first one is this: just as
Transformative Works and Cultures Volume #22 is out
Expect quotes from this one for the next couple of weeks! Editorial Fan engagement – TWC Editor Theory Toward a goodwill ethics of online research methods – Brittany KelleyRacebending fandoms and digital futurism – Elizabeth GillilandToward a broader recognition of the queer in the BBC’S
Seven new essays on transcultural fandom
Via @tea-and-liminality: “For anyone interested, there’s a new themed section on transcultural fandom up at the online journal Participations, with the following essays: Chin, Bertha & Lori Hitchcock Morimoto:‘Introduction’ Driessen, Simone:‘Larger than life: exploring the transcultural fan practices of the
New issue of Transformative Works and Cultures
The open access fan studies journal Transformative Works and Cultures has released another issue! The issue’s eight articles, three Symposium pieces, three interviews, and three book reviews all relate to the roles that objects play in various fan cultures. All articles:
Artistic Freedom, or This Is Not a Review of The Hobbit
This is not a review of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but I’ll share some impressions for context. Though it kept me entertained, I didn’t think it was very good. The story felt padded; the implausible action scenes lacked
Issue 14 of Transformative Works and Cultures is out!
Congratulations to the editors and writers! Links to all articles below. As usual, we’ll be posting some good quotes from these in the coming days, and you’re very welcome to submit your own. Editorial Spreadable fandom – TWC Editor Theory Metaphors
[QUOTE] From Jonathan Gray, Show Sold Separately, location 944
Annette Kuhn’s work with “enduring fans” of 1930s films is illustrative. Kuhn interviewed numerous women in their seventies who still enjoyed watching and talking about the films and stars of their twenties, and who still found new meanings in them.
The first 12 minutes of Backyard Blockbusters, a documentary on fan films. Contains some interesting discussion on what people think makes a fan film “fannish”, exactly. (by ZTeamProductions) (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)