Journal Publication

So, I had my first paper published in the Journal of Transformative Works and Cultures. It’s the one I wrote on fan activism, and in which I conducted two case studies on X Files fans. The abstract is: I explore the ways in which celebrity charity and fan activism can lead to civic engagement and social change. Fan studies has moved away from the traditional view of fans as psychologically deficient and has begun to examine resistance within the cultural productions of fandom—fan fiction, for example, addressing gender imbalances in popular TV shows. However, scholarship on celebrity-focused fans still retains much of the stigmatizing language that mars early writing about fans. I examine the relationship between celebrity and fan; examine the role celebrity plays in framing fan charity; assess how fan investment affects celebrity charity work; and argue that fans are active participants in encouraging social awareness and charitable giving.

And the link is: http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/309/275

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