Volume 8, Issue 2

(November 2011)

Special Edition

Past Issues



Barker, Martin (Joint Editor):

'Editorial Introduction: A Small Diatribe, and a Serious Challenge to Other Journals'



Athique, Adrian:

'Diasporic Audiences and Non-Resident Media: The Cast of Indian Films'

Kääpä, Pietari & Guan Wenbo:

'Santa Claus in China and Wu xia in Finland: Translocal reception of transnational cinema in Finnish and Chinese film cultures'

Krijnen, Tonny:

'Engaging the Moral Imagination by Watching Television: Different Modes of Moral Reflection'

Bohley, Kim Trager:

'“Browsing Madness” and Global Sponsors of Literacy: The Politics and Discourse of Deterritorialized Reading Practices and Space in Singapore'

Smith, Anne Collins & Owen M. Smith:

'Pragmatism and Meaning: Assessing the Message of Star Trek: The Original Series'


Special Section: Comedy Audiences

Friedman, Sam, Brett Mills & Tom Phillips (Guest Editors - Special Section):

'Editorial Introduction'

Harbidge, Lesley:

'Audienceship and (Non)Laughter in the Stand-up Comedy of Steve Martin'

Bore, Inger-Lise Kalviknes:

'Reviewing Romcom: (100) IMDb Users and (500) Days of Summer'

Lockyer, Sharon & Lynn Myers:

'‘It’s About Expecting the Unexpected’: Live Stand-up Comedy from the Audiences’ Perspective'

McCulloch, Richard:

'‘Most People Bring Their Own Spoons’: The Room’s participatory audiences as comedy mediators'

Quirk, Sophie:

'Containing the Audience: The ‘Room’ in Stand-Up Comedy'

Smith, Eve:

'Selling Terry Pratchett's Discworld: Merchandising and the Cultural Economy of Fandom'

Weaver, Simon:

'Definitions of the humorous in Chris Rock and Russell Peters fan blogs: A discussion of the problem of incongruity'

Wilson, Nathan A.:

'Divisive Comedy: A Critical Examination of Audience Power'


Special Section: International Film Audiences Conference

Hollinshead, Ailsa (Guest Editor - Special Section):

'Editorial Introduction'

Aveyard, Karina:

'The Place of Cinema and Film in Contemporary Rural Australia'

Cochrane, Jacqui:

'16 Years of Alcohol: An Allegory of a Nation?'

Evans, Elizabeth Jane:

'Superman vs Shrödinger’s Cat: Taste, Etiquette and Independent Cinema Audiences as Indirect Communities'

Gregoli, Roberta:

'Transnational Reception of City of God and Elite Squad'

Hardie, Amy:

'Symbolic Cinema & Audience Engagement'

Hollinshead, Ailsa:

'“And I felt quite posh!” Art-house cinema and the absent audience – the exclusions of choice'

Krämer, Peter:

'‘Movies that make people sick’: Audience Responses to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange in 1971/72'

Monk, Claire:

'Heritage Film Audiences 2.0: period film audiences and online film cultures'

Phillips, Tom:

'When Film Fans Become Fan Family: Kevin Smith Fandom and Communal Experience'

Skopal, Pavel:

'"It is not enough we have lost the war – now we have to watch it!" Cinemagoers' attitudes in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany (a case study from Leipzig)'

Toffell, Gil:

'Cinema-going from Below: The Jewish film audience in interwar Britain'

Treveri-Gennari, Daniela, Catherine O'Rawe & Danielle Hipkins:

'In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, genre and national identity'


Special Section: Approaching the Online Audience: New Practices, New Thinking

Hight, Craig, Ann Hardy, Carolyn Michelle & Adrian Athique (Guest Editors - Special Section):

'Editorial Introduction'

Davis, Charles H. & Carolyn Michelle:

'Q methodology in audience research: bridging the qualitative/quantitative ‘divide’?'

Goode, Luke, Alexis McCullough & Gelise O'Hare:

'Unruly publics and the fourth estate on YouTube'

Hardy, Ann, Craig Hight & Carolyn Michelle:

'Reservoir Hill and audiences for online interactive drama'

Yeatman, Bevin:

'Still seeking the audience'

Zanker, Ruth:

'Child audiences becoming interactive ‘viewsers’: New Zealand children’s responses to websites attached to local children’s television programmes'



Holland, Samantha:

Pole Dancing, Empowerment and Embodiment (Elke Weismann)

Tueth, Michael V.:

Laughter in the Living Room: Television Comedy and the American Home Audience (Tom Phillips)

Turner, Graeme:

Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (Simon Cross)

Young, Richard O.:

How Audiences Decide: a Cognitive Approach to Business Communication (Martin Barker)


  Last updated 26 November 2011