Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 27, Tumblr and Fandom, guest edited by Lori Morimoto and Louisa Ellen Stein.
The essays in this guest-edited issue focus on Tumblr and include topics such as GIF sets, Supernatural fandom, fandom tags, Ms. Marvel, and Hiddleswift. Each issue includes articles representing theory, fannish meta, and book reviews, such as the following:
- “Digital space and Walking Dead fandom’s Team Delusional,” by Tosha R. Taylor.
- “Ms. Marvel, Tumblr, and the industrial logics of identity in digital spaces,” by Christopher M. Cox
- “A Glee-ful collaboration: Academic networking in the Tumblr world,” by Elizabeth M. Downey, Sheryl Lyn Bundy, Connie K. Shih, Emily Hamilton-Honey
- Book review of Rogue archives: Digital cultural memory and media fandom, by Abigail De Kosnik, by Anne Jamison
The next issue of TWC, No. 28, the 10th anniversary issue, is a general issue with a focus on the Future of Fandom. It will appear on September 15, 2018.
We welcome new submissions for the special issues listed below; in addition, visit our Announcements for Symposium essays for issues on the Future of Fandom, Romance/Fans, and Fans of Color. We particularly invite fans to submit Symposium articles.
TWC’s current calls for papers include the following:
- Fan Studies Methodologies, papers due January 1, 2019.
- Fandom and Politics, papers due January 1, 2019.
We accept on a rolling basis submissions for our general issues, which always appear on September 15.