New special issue of Digital Icons journal on ‘Digital Fandom and Media Convergence’


Digital Icons, a journal of studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European new media has just published an interesting special issue on Digital Fandom and Media Convergence.

The issue can be read online here:

and the table of contents is:

10.0 Editorial | Sudha Rajagopalan & Ksenia Prasolova (in English)

10.1 Is There Room for the Fan? | Sudha Rajagopalan (in English)

10.2 Sex, Love and Family in Harry Potter Fan Fiction | Natalia Samutina (in English)

10.3 Russian Amateur Critic Reviews | Sergey Davydov and Maria Davydova (in English)

10.4 Internet-Memes as a Factor Shaping Communities | Darya Radchenko (in Russian)


Digital Memoirs

10.5.1 Fandom: An Exercise in Self-Reflexivity | A LiveJournal Community (in Russian)

10.5.2 On X-Factor Online | Alexander Kleimenov (in English)

Reports and Commentaries

10.6.1 The Problem of Authorship in Fan Creativity | Ekaterina Gichko (in Russian)

10.6.2 The Community of Travellers | Vera Rukomoinikova (in Russian)

Book Reviews

10.7.1 Mobile Interfaces in Public Spaces: Locational Privacy, Control, and Urban Sociability, by Adriana de Souza e Silva and Jordan Frith, 2012

Reviewed by Evelyn Wan. (in English)

10.7.2 Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture (Postmillennial Pop), by Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green, 2013.

Reviewed by Ksenia Prasolova. (in English)


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