Transformative Works and Cultures

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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.


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, Gonzaga U - Abigail De Kosnik, UC Berkeley - Mark Duffett, U of Chester - Catherine Driscoll, U of Sydney - Casey Fiesler, U of Colorado-Boulder - Lincoln Geraghty, U of Portsmouth - Jonathan Gray, U of Wisconsin - C. Lee Harrington, Miami U - Matt Hills, U of Huddersfield - Anne Jamison, U of Utah - Henry Jenkins, USC - Derek Johnson, U of Wisconsin - Bethan Jones, Aberystwyth U - Melanie Kohnen, Lewis&Clark C - Anne Kustritz, U of Utrecht - Alexis Lothian, U of Maryland College Park - Mark McLelland, U of Wollongong - Myles McNutt, Old Domionion - Jason Mittell, Middlebury C - Lori Morimoto, Independent - Roberta Pearson, U of Nottingham - Constance Penley, UCSB - Line Nybro Peterson U of S Denmark - Tom Phillips, U of East Anglia - Whitney Phillips, Mercer U - Bob Rehak, Swarthmore C - Julie Levin Russo, Evergreen State C - Cornel Sandvoss, U of Huddersfield - Suzanne Scott, U of Texas, Austin - Mel Stanfill, U of Central Florida - Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard U - Ika Willis, U of Wollongong - Rebecca Williams, U of South Wales - Berit Åström, U of Umeå

Upcoming issues

Vol 25 (2017)

Table of Contents


TWC Editor


Catherine Coker
E. J. Nielsen
Lesley Autumn Willard
Shannon Howard
Milena Popova
Dan Vena


Lauren B. Collister
Ludi Price, Lyn Robinson
Rachel Elizabeth Linn
Victoria Godwin
Sophie Gwendolyn Einwächter, Felix M. Simon
Seth M. Walker


Kevin D. Ball
Babak Zarin
Kelli Marshall
Liza Potts


Bethan Jones
Amanda D. Odom
Kathryn Hemmann
Sandra Annett