Volume 14, Issue 1

(May 2017)



About Participations

Statement of aims

Submission guidelines

Guest editor guidelines

Editorial board



Current issue contents

Past issues

Index of essays




Barker, Martin:

'Editorial introduction'



Alvarez, Mike:

'Online spectatorship of death and dying: Pleasure, purpose and community in BestGore.com'

Balogh, Eva:

'Stars in the Aisles: Cinema usherettes, identity and ideology'

Miller, Lucy:

'Access and the construction of fan identity: Industry images of anime fandom'

Reinhard, Carrie Lynn D. & Pooky Amsterdam:

'A Community of Televised Avatars: Interactivities in virtual world television promoting and acknowledging participatory communities'

Turner, Simon:

'District Thailand: Identification, spectatorship, and The Hunger Games in Thailand'

Vainikka, Eliisa, Elina Noppari & Janne Seppänen:

'Exploring tactics of public intimacy on Instagram'

Van de Vijver, Lies:

'The cinema is dead, long live the cinema!: Understanding the social experience of cinema-going today'

Völcker, Matthias:

'"Spoiler!? I'm completely painless, I read everything": Fans and spoilers – results of a mixed method study'

Waysdorf, Abby & Stijn Reijnders:

'The role of imagination in the film tourist experience: The case of Game of Thrones'


Themed Section 1: Censorship and Audiences

Zenor, Jason & Clarissa Smith:

'Introduction: Perceptions of censorship'

Barker, Martin:

'The censor as audience: James Ferman at the British Board of Film Classification'

McLelland, Mark:

'Governmentality and fan resistance in the Japan pop culture sphere'

Treveri Gennari, Daniela & Silvia Dibeltulo:

'"It existed indeed … it was all over the papers": memories of film censorship in 1950s Italy'

Florian Vörös:

'Performing the unaffected audience: "Mature and responsible" men accounting for their pornographic fantasies'

Close, Samantha:

'Moon Prism Power!: Censorship as adaptation in the case of Sailor Moon'


Themed Section 2: 'Knowledge Exchange'

Pitts, Stephanie:

'Introduction: Themed section on Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement'

Hield, Fay & Sarah Price:

'"Old Adam was the first man formed": (In)forming and investigating listeners' experiences of new music as audience enrichment, public engagement and research'

Dunford, Mark:

'Understanding voice, distribution and listening in Digital Storytelling'

Ryall, Amy, Jane Hodson & Casey Strine:

'Everybody Knows: Engaged research and the changing role of the academic'

Behr, Adam:

'Where the snowman meets the sunshine: The tensions between research, engagement and impact in cultural policy'

Packman, Claire, Louise Rutt & Grace Williams:

'The value of experts, the importance of partners, and the worth of the people in between'



Aker, Laurena (ed.):
Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga (reviewed by Evan Hayles Gledhill)

Finn, Kavita Mudan (ed.):
Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones;
Fathallah, Judith May:
Fanfiction and the Author;
Gierzynski, Anthony with Kathryn Eddy:
Harry Potter and the Millennials (reviewed by Martin Barker):

Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito & Danah Boyd:
Participatory Culture in a Networked Era (reviewed by Ryan Taylor)


  Last updated 2017-05-15