Vol 18 (2015)

Performance and performativity in fandom, guest edited by Lucy Bennett (Cardiff University) and Paul J. Booth (DePaul University)

Table of Contents

Editorial

Performance and performativity in fandom HTML
Lucy Bennett, Paul J. Booth

Theory

Self-representation in literary fandom: Women's leisure reader selfies as postfeminist performance HTML
Dawn S. Opel
Fannish tattooing and sacred identity HTML
Bethan Jones
Bound princes and monogamy warnings: Harry Potter, slash, and queer performance in LiveJournal communities HTML
Darlene Rose Hampton
Toward new horizons: Cosplay (re)imagined through the superhero genre, authenticity, and transformation HTML
Ellen Kirkpatrick

Praxis

The digital fandom of Na'vi speakers HTML
Christine Schreyer
Doctor Who–themed weddings and the performance of fandom HTML
Jessica Elizabeth Johnston
Audience reaction movie trailers and the Paranormal Activity franchise HTML
Alexander Swanson
Simblr famous and SimSecret infamous: Performance, community norms, and shaming among fans of The Sims HTML
Ruth A. Deller
The remediation of the fan convention: Understanding the emerging genre of cosplay music videos HTML
Nicolle Lamerichs

Symposium

Exploring nonhuman perspectives in live-action role-play HTML
Rafael Bienia
Finding truth in playing pretend: A reflection on cosplay HTML
Shelby Fawn Mongan
My football fandoms, performance, and place HTML
Abby Waysdorf
Zombie walks and the public sphere HTML
Brendan Riley
What is global theater? or, What does new media studies have to do with performance studies? HTML
Abigail De Kosnik

Interview

Exploring fandom and the performance paradigm: An interview with Kurt Lancaster, author of Interacting with "Babylon 5" HTML
Paul J. Booth, Lucy Bennett
Interview with Hello Earth Productions HTML
Cameron Salisbury

Review

Fandom unbound: Otaku culture in a connected world, edited by Mizuko Ito, Daisuke Okabe, and Izumi Tsuji HTML
Nele Noppe
Work/text: Investigating "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," by Cynthia W. Walker HTML
Francesca Coppa


Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC), ISSN 1941-2258, is an online-only Gold Open Access publication of the nonprofit Organization for Transformative Works copyrighted under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Contact the Editor with questions.