Transformative Works and Cultures

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international, peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for Transformative Works. TWC publishes articles about transformative works, broadly conceived; articles about media studies; and articles about the fan community.

We invite papers in all areas, including fan fiction, fan vids, film, TV, anime, comic books, fan community, video games, and machinima. We encourage a variety of critical approaches, including feminism, gender studies, queer theory, postcolonial theory, audience theory, reader-response theory, literary criticism, film studies, and posthumanism. We also encourage authors to consider writing personal essays integrated with scholarship; hyperlinked articles; or other forms that test the limits of the genre of academic writing.

Submissions: Authors need to register as authors with the journal before submitting, or if already registered as authors can simply log in and begin the five-step process of submission.


Nancy Baym, Microsoft Research - Lucy Bennett, Cardiff U - Rebecca Black, UC Irvine - Paul Booth, DePaul U - Will Brooker, Kingston U - Rhiannon Bury, Athabasca U - Bertha Chin, Swinburne U of Tech, Sarawak - Melissa Click, U of Missouri - Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley - Paul Draper, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith U - Catherine Driscoll, U of Sydney - Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MLA - Sam Ford, Convergence Culture Consortium - Jonathan Gray, U of Wisconsin - C. Lee Harrington, Miami U - Heather Hendershot, MIT - Matt Hills, Aberystwyth U - Anne Jamison, U of Utah - Henry Jenkins, USC - Derek Johnson, U of Wisconsin - Bethan Jones, Aberystwyth U - Derek Kompare, Southern Methodist U - Anne Kustritz, U of Utrecht - Alexis Lothian, U of Maryland College Park - Mark McLelland, U of Wollongong - Helen Merrick, Curtin U of Technology - Jason Mittell, Middlebury C - Lori Morimoto, Independent - Roberta Pearson, U of Nottingham - Tom Phillips, U of East Anglia - Whitney Phillips, Mercer U - Bob Rehak, Swarthmore C - Robin Anne Reid, Texas A&M-Commerce - Julie Levin Russo, Evergreen State C - Cornel Sandvoss, U of Huddersfield - Avi Santo, Old Dominion - Suzanne Scott, U of Texas, Austin - Mel Stanfill, U of Central Florida - Catherine Tosenberger, U of Winnipeg - Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown U Law Center - Ika Willis, U of Wollongong - Rebecca Williams, U of South Wales - Berit Åström, U of Umeå

Upcoming issues

Vol 22 (2016)

General issue, September 2016

Table of Contents


TWC Editor


Brittany Kelley
Elizabeth Gilliland
Amandelin A. Valentine
April S. Callis
Samantha Close
Jan Švelch, Tereza Krobová


Amber Davisson
Jessica Leonora Whitehead
Jeremy Groskopf
Theo A. Peck-Suzuki
Sara Mariel Austin
Josef Nguyen
Carissa Ann Baker
Victoria M. Gonzalez


Paul Thomas
Jordan Kass Lome
Claudia Rebaza


Helena Louise Dare-Edwards
Gregory Steirer
Bambi Haggins
Abigail De Kosnik