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More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Bob Rehak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Today’s franchises of fantastic media depend on visual effects for their existence, not just in their local textual homes (a feature film, a TV episode, a videogame) but across multiple screens and ... More


Fans, Fidelity, and the Grammar of Value

Liam Burke

in The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462036
eISBN:
9781626745193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462036.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Comic book fandom has long been a participatory culture. As comic book characters made the transition to film, the fans, eschewing media boundaries, began effectively applying their collaborative ... More


The Transplanted Superhero: The Phantom Franchise and Australian Popular Culture

Kevin Patrick

in Superheroes On World Screens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Phantom (1996) was a feature-film adaptation of the American comic strip character today regarded as a forerunner of the superhero. However, The Phantom film was an American box-office failure ... More


Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This collection revisits star studies with themes and methods from the latest international research into stardom and fandom across the globe. It challenges the Hollywood-centrism in star studies by ... More


An ethnography of English football fans: Cans, cops and carnivals

Geoff Pearson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087219
eISBN:
9781781706145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087219.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This is an ethnographic account of English football fans who travel home and away with their team, based upon sixteen years’ participant observation. The author identifies a distinct sub-culture of ... More


Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection

Nancy K. Baym

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479896165
eISBN:
9781479815357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479896165.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In Playing to the Crowd, Nancy K. Baym examines the shift toward more personal connections with audiences, offering an entirely new approach to media cultures and industries as she does. The book ... More


Gender and the Superhero Narrative

Michael Goodrum, Tara Prescott, and Philip Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818805
eISBN:
9781496818843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book sits at an intersection between academic and public discourse. It seeks to advance the debate around gender and representation in superhero narratives by connecting with existing ... More


“It’s All About Popular”: Wicked Divas and Internet Girl Fans

Stacy Wolf

in Changed for Good: A Feminist History of the Broadway Musical

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195378238
eISBN:
9780199897018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378238.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter uses an ethnographically-based method and introduces the voices of girl fans to the mix as a reminder that audiences of musicals matter above all. This chapter analyzes the girls’ ... More


The Secret Feminist Cabal: SF’s Sexual Politics and the Khatru Symposium

Gwyneth Jones

in Joanna Russ

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042638
eISBN:
9780252051487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“The Secret Feminist Cabal” examines the community in which Joanna was “first among equals” and her importance to feminist fandom, before focusing on the remarkable “Khatru symposium on women in ... More


Leaving these Misty Isles

Julia Round

in Gothic for Girls: Misty and British Comics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824455
eISBN:
9781496824509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824455.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter considers the comic’s demise and Misty’s dwindling appearances in Tammy, looking closely at the material produced after Misty’soriginal run ended and the memories of its readers. It ... More


Try This at Home: Networked Public Sexual Fantasy

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The second wormhole connects part 2’s chapters on black queer science fiction with the media cultures that part 3 analyzes through an exploration of sexual fantasy as a speculative world-making ... More


How to Remix the Future

Alexis Lothian

in Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479811748
eISBN:
9781479854585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811748.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 6 moves from futures depicted on screen to the audiences who take them up and respond to them by highlighting grassroots cultures of video remix that have flourished since the early years of ... More


Fan Pathology

Jennifer Robertson

in Takarazuka: Sexual Politics and Popular Culture in Modern Japan

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211506
eISBN:
9780520920125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211506.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the transformations in and discourses of fandom in modern Japan. Audiences and especially female fans of all-female revue theaters figured prominently in social critiques of ... More


Oldboy, Postmodern Masculinity, and Western Fandom on Film Review Websites: Time between Dog and Wolf

Sun Jung

in Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028672
eISBN:
9789882207127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028672.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses Western cult fandom of the Korean genre film, Oldboy, and describes how postmodern South Korean masculinity is reconstructed through the ambivalent desires of Western ... More


Heroines at the outskirts of culture: Hollywood stardom in intra-and transcultural practices of Camp

Anna Malinowska

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter discusses the manifestations of camp as shown in the subversive uses of star images. It specifically focuses on the impersonation of Hollywood actresses in non-western contexts, seeing ... More


‘I want James Deen to Deen me with his Deen’: the multi-layered stardom of James Deen

Clarissa Smith and Sarah Taylor-Harman

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the alternative economy of porn stardom through the career and performances of James Deen. It draws attention to the previously un-acknowledged acting and performance involved ... More


Bending Culture: Racebending.com’s Protests against Media Whitewashing

Robin Anne Reid

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Robin Anne Reid, in “Bending Culture: Racebending.com’s Protests Against Media Whitewashing,” ruminates on the extent to which the gap between the categories of cultural, or fan activism, and ... More


The Mako Mori Fan Club

Cait Coker

in Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496811523
eISBN:
9781496811561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through her essay “The Mako Mori Fan Club,” Cait Coker examines the subversive nature of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim (2013) by utilizing fan works as sources of viable criticism to decenter the ... More


‘Asking the Audience’: Quiz Shows and Their Viewers

Su Holmes

in The Quiz Show

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627523
eISBN:
9780748671212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627523.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Although quiz shows often encourage us to ‘play’ along, and they encode the participation of the audience into their textual form, there have been virtually no audience studies in this sphere. This ... More


ABC’s Scandal and Black Women’s Fandom

Kristen J. Warner

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039577
eISBN:
9780252097669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the ways Black women fans have reacted to not being visible in the dominant spaces of fandom. It offers the fandom of ABC's Scandal—a program with Black women in central ... More


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