Posts in Guest Post

OTW Guest Post: Agata Ewa Wrochna

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. Agata Ewa Wrochna (she/her) is a Lecturer in Communication Studies at Wenzhou-Kean University. She has a wide range of academic interests within media and communications, which include topics of celebrity, authenticity and identity (trans)formation in visual media, in particular those present in East and Southeast Asia. Her latest publication explores online fandoms of Chinese queer visual media. Today, Dr. Wrochna… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Tanisha Rao

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. Tanisha Rao is a London-based published poet, fanfic writer, and social researcher with a recent MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, who loves reading and talking about DIY, urban sociology, nonfiction essays, social connection, zine-culture, artistic forms of political organising and creative participatory methods on the internet. Most recently, she gave a lecture at her alma mater,… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Zhuwen Zhang

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. Zhuwen Zhang (she/her) is a PhD candidate at Texas A&M University. Her interest and area of research are in fandom culture, specifically Chinese media fandoms and Kpop fandoms, and the construction of fan identity through reading and producing fanworks as a participant of fandom. Today, Zhuwen talks about navigating the intersections of cultural identity and fandom, shedding light on the… Read more

OTW Guest Post: within_a_dream

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. Within_a_dream, one of the moderators of the Femslash Exchange, is a fic writer and exchange mod who spends far too much time picking up new canons to obsess over. She’s been modding exchanges since college and writing fic for as long as she can remember, although it took her some time to discover that she could post it online. Today,… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Quordle

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. Quordle has been a slash fan and fanfic writer since the 1980s and first started writing M*A*S*H fanfic in 2003. Iolanthe was then an online friend and fellowM*A*S*H fan. Quordle loved her stories and wanted to archive them after her death. Today, Quordle talks about making that wish a reality by creating a memorial archive for Iolanthe’s works with the… Read more