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OTW Guest Post: runpunkrun

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Punk has been roaming the internet since the days of Usenet, and writing fanfic for almost as long. In 2019, she took over as moderator of the multifandom recommendation community Fancake when its founder decided to step down. Today, runpunkrun talks about the practice of reccing and rec communities. How did you first find out about fandom and fanworks? It… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Federico Pianzola

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Federico Pianzola is Assistant Professor of Computational Humanities at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Principal Investigator of the GOLEM project. He’s especially interested in how people read and discuss fiction online, and he uses computational, qualitative, and quantitative methods to study it. Today, Federico talks about a new project involving fanfiction. How did you first find out about fandom… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Brit Kelley

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Dr. Brit Kelley is a Lecturer in the University Writing Program at the University of California Davis, where they teach introductory and advanced writing courses to undergraduate students, and work with faculty across the university to develop best practices for teaching writing. Brit has been a massive fan in one fandom or another for a long time—from Nirvana to Harry… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Charlotte Stevens & Nick Webber

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. E. Charlotte Stevens is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Birmingham City University, and is the author of Fanvids: Television, Women, and Home Media Re-Use. She has also published on videogame fan histories and screen vampires, and is currently working on Chinese tomb-raiding television dramas. Nick Webber is Director of the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research at… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Constance Penley

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Constance Penley (she/her) is a film and media studies professor at UC Santa Barbara who is a fan of fandom (and Escapade’s No. 1 fan). Two of her proudest affiliations are the Transformative Works and Cultures Editorial Board and the Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors. Today, Constance talks about her affiliation with slash fandom and fandom’s endurance. How did… Read more