Fan Studies

Transformative Works and Cultures

Transformative Works and Cultures is a peer-reviewed academic journal that seeks to promote scholarship on fanworks and practices. The journal launched on September 15, 2008. The journal publishes at least two issues a year, one on September 15 and one on March 15.

Fan Fiction Studies Reader

The Fan Fiction Studies Reader is a collection of fan studies essays edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse. This collection shows the historical roots of fan studies and it is part of the University of Iowa’s newly launched fan studies line.


Fanhackers is a curated database of scholarship and analysis about fans and fanworks, run by the OTW Communications Committee.

Zotero Fan Studies Bibliography

Comprehensive fan studies bibliography maintained by Nele and Karen from Transformative Works and Cultures.