Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 24, a special issue on Queer Female Fandom, guest edited by Julie Levin Russo and Eve Ng.
The essays in this issue focus on queer women as the object of fan study. Texts analyzed include Rizzoli & Isles, Grey’s Anatomy, The L Word, Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, and Once Upon a Time. In addition, authors discuss J-pop and K-pop musicians and independent Web series. A multimedia piece by editor Russo provides examples of queer female fan vids.
The next issue of TWC, No. 25, is a general issue. It will appear on September 15, 2017.
We welcome new submissions for 2018’s unthemed issue by January 1, 2018. We particularly invite fans to submit Symposium articles.
TWC’s current calls for papers include the following 2018 issues:
- Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries, papers due March 17, 2017;
- Tumblr and Fandom, papers due May 1, 2017;
- Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, and Genre in Fandom, papers due December 31, 2017.
We accept on a rolling basis submissions for our general issues, which always appear on September 15.