Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 36, a general issue.
The essays in this issue focus on racial discourses, historical transformative communities, queerbaiting, owen-jouei, ethics of autoethnography, and more. Fandoms include Big Brother, pro-wrestling, and Harley Quinn. The editorial, “A new generation,” welcomes incoming editors in chief Poe Johnson and Mel Stanfill. Each issue includes articles representing theory, fannish meta, and book reviews, such as the following:
- Tumblr’s Xkit Guy, social media modding, and code as resistance
- Sneakerheads as fandom and participatory culture
- Not King Alfred’s Brexit
The next issue of TWC, No. 37, “Fandom Histories,” guest edited by Philipp Dominik Keidl and Abby Waysdorf, is slated for release on March 15, 2022.
TWC’s current calls for papers include the following issues:
- Chinese Fandoms, papers due January 1 2022;
- Trans Fandom, papers due January 1 2022;
We accept on a rolling basis submissions for our general issues, which always appear on September 15. As always, TWC is looking for fan contributions to its Symposium section, so if you have written meta, take a look at the submission requirements.