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“The coalescence of femslash as a metafandom unto itself may have paradoxically contributed to a bird's-eye view of its marginality. As we might glean from the primacy of slash as the unmarked term (denoting same-sex couples in general and male-male couples in particular), F/F remains underrepresented not only in scholarly research but also arguably in fandom overall (compared to M/M and also to het [heterosexual] and gen [nonsexual] fiction and art).

Femslash fans often frame their experience in this way, as was the case at the "Where's the F/F?" panel at the May 2015 WisCon feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The conversation took as a jumping-off point detailed statistics, compiled by destinationtoast, on fan fiction posted at Archive of Our Own.”

TWC issue No 24 on femslash fandom is out! Read about Grey's Anatomy Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, Once Upon a Time, Kpop, Jpop & more! https://goo.gl/n59EMJ
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“We often think of fandom as something new and something in the hands of the audience, but my research revealed a long history of how businesses and publishers like Titbits played important roles in devising, ‘activating,’ and controlling seemingly amateur fan spaces. Perhaps this will make us think more deeply about the supposed divisions between author and fan, between corporation and individual, and between corporately controlled spaces and fan controlled spaces.”

Ann McClellan writes about Sherlock Holmes fandom in the latest issue of Transformative Works & Cultures, and tells us how fandom history was shaped. https://goo.gl/jZLjB5
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Smitha Milli tells us what she found when she analyzed fanfic feedback, plus how characters get depicted in fanfic as opposed to canon https://goo.gl/rVNOcS
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Smitha Milli tells us what she found when she analyzed fanfic feedback, plus how characters get depicted in fanfic as opposed to canon https://goo.gl/rVNOcS
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“I came across the TWC special issue on fan activism and ended up teaching one of the essays in my freshman writing class. While writing this essay I used resources from TWC in my research, so it seemed like the natural place to send the finished essay. Not only did the journal seem like a good fit, but I also really like that the journal is open access so that anyone can read it and that the journal uses web links and images in the articles to help connect them to the fandoms they discuss.

TWC is one of the few, or perhaps the only journal that has such a supportive relationship with fandoms.“

Check out our Q&A with Sara Austin about her article in Transformative Works and Cultures studying queer identity in Monster High doll fandom https://goo.gl/FJPVX5
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“I came across the TWC special issue on fan activism and ended up teaching one of the essays in my freshman writing class. While writing this essay I used resources from TWC in my research, so it seemed like the natural place to send the finished essay. Not only did the journal seem like a good fit, but I also really like that the journal is open access so that anyone can read it and that the journal uses web links and images in the articles to help connect them to the fandoms they discuss.

TWC is one of the few, or perhaps the only journal that has such a supportive relationship with fandoms.“

Check out our Q&A with Sara Austin about her article in Transformative Works and Cultures studying queer identity in Monster High doll fandom https://goo.gl/FJPVX5
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"We sold our souls to The Powers That Be to get the book written, and only found our way back to telling the real story when they balked at just what that real story was. We were kicked off filming locations long before we were invited back for set visits and chats with Jensen and Jared in their trailers. There’s a lot in Fangasm that’s so personal that it’s hard to read even now"

July's guest post is with Fangasm's Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen. They discuss the surprises & difficulties of their academic projects, what they learned about fandom through Supernatural, and what's next on their agendas: http://goo.gl/aV95mm
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"We sold our souls to The Powers That Be to get the book written, and only found our way back to telling the real story when they balked at just what that real story was. We were kicked off filming locations long before we were invited back for set visits and chats with Jensen and Jared in their trailers. There’s a lot in Fangasm that’s so personal that it’s hard to read even now"

July's guest post is with Fangasm's Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen. They discuss the surprises & difficulties of their academic projects, what they learned about fandom through Supernatural, and what's next on their agendas: http://goo.gl/aV95mm
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This week in fandom: Anton Yelchin tributes, legal victory for Vimeo, call for How to Get Away With Murder research participants, and more. http://bit.ly/28PGb8A
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This week in fandom: Anton Yelchin tributes, legal victory for Vimeo, call for How to Get Away With Murder research participants, and more. http://bit.ly/28PGb8A

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