Posts in TWC Committee

Transformative Works and Cultures Releases Issue No. 41

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 41, “Chinese Fandoms”, guest edited by Zhen Troy Chen and Celia Lam. This issue “seeks to dispel both the celebrity/media text dichotomy view of Chinese fandom as well as the factional perspective favored by media”. Further, the guest editors state that the issue “seeks to locate fandom within the evolving Chinese media landscape by articulating the role of fans as they take an increasingly central position.” The essays in this issue focus on mapping the flow of Chinese media texts across global popular cultures, reflecting on the role of fandom, and emphasizing the labor of Chinese fans, among… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Development & Membership Volunteers & Graphic Designers, Support Volunteers (Regular & Spanish), News Translators, and TWC Assistant Editors

Do you have skills in fundraising, customer service or graphic design? Would you like to help your fellow fans use the AO3? Are you fluent in Spanish or another language? Are you a fan studies scholar (senior PhD student or early career post-PhD)? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Development & Membership Graphic Designer – closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications Development & Membership Volunteer- closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications Support Volunteer – closing 24 May 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for TWC Assistant Editors

Are you a fan studies scholar (senior PhD students or early post-PhD career)? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: TWC Assistant Editor – closing 31 MAY 2023 at 23:59 UTC We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available. All applications generate… Read more

Five Things Jennifer Duggan Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Jennifer Duggan, who volunteers as a copyeditor for our journal Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC). How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I am a copyeditor for Transformative Works and Cultures (although I have taken a break this year due to changes at work). This means that I read through and… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Open Doors Import Assistants, TWC Copyeditors & Proofreaders, and Tag Wranglers (Regular, Spanish & Portuguese)

Are you interested in the rescue and preservation of fanworks? Do you have experience copyediting or proofreading academic journals? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Spanish or Portuguese to English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Open Doors Import Assistant – closing 29 March 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 30 applications TWC Copyeditor – closing 29 March 2023 at 23:59 UTC TWC Proofreader – closing 29 March 2023 at 23:59 UTC Tag Wrangler – closing 29 March 2023 at 23:59 UTC or after 115 applications Tag Wrangler… Read more