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Transformative Works and Cultures journal- new issue published – special issue on materiality and object-oriented Fandom

June 16, 2014

Dear all,

Transformative Works and Cultures has published a new issue, edited by Bob Rehak and focusing on materiality and object-oriented fandom. Please see below for the issue link and table of contents.

Vol 16 (2014)
Table of Contents

Materiality and object-oriented fandom
Bob Rehak

From Dalek half balls to Daft Punk helmets: Mimetic fandom and the crafting
of replicas
Matt Hills

Exhibiting fandom: A museological perspective
Dorus Hoebink, Stijn Reijnders, Abby Waysdorf

It’s not all about the music: Online fan communities and collecting Hard
Rock Café pins
Lincoln Geraghty

Peril-sensitive sunglasses, superheroes in miniature, and pink polka-dot
boxers: Artifact and collectible video game feelies, play, and the
paratextual gaming experience
Ian M. Peters

A pragmatics of things: Materiality and constraint in fan practices
Benjamin Woo

The invisible teenager: Comic book materiality and the amateur films of Don
Matt Yockey

The heterogeneity of maid cafés: Exploring object-oriented fandom in
Luke Sharp

Cosplaying the media mix: Examining Japan’s media environment, its static
forms, and its influence on cosplay
Matthew Ogonoski

The butcher, the baker, the lightsaber maker
Forrest Phillips

Written on the body: Experiencing affect and identity in my fannish tattoos
Bethan Jones

Fitting Glee in your mailbox
. wordplay

Interview with Mark Racop
Matt Yockey

Beyond souvenirs: Making fannish items by hand
Dana Sterling Bode

Interview with Kandy Fong
Francesca Coppa

Cult collectors: Nostalgia, fandom and collecting popular culture, by
Lincoln Geraghty
Michael S. Duffy

Anime’s media mix: Franchising toys and characters in Japan, by Marc
Brandeise Monk-Payton

Send in the clones: A cultural study of the tribute band, by Georgina
Sun-ha Hong