CFP: [Collections] New journal announcement: Transformative Works and Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
Kristina Busse

_Transformative Works and Cultures_ (TWC) is a Gold Open Access
international peer-reviewed journal published by the Organization for
Transformative Works edited by Kristina Busse and Karen Hellekson.

TWC publishes articles about popular media, fan communities, and
transformative works, broadly conceived. We invite papers on all related
topics, including but not limited to fan fiction, fan vids, mashups,
machinima, film, TV, anime, comic books, video games, and any and all
aspects of the communities of practice that surround them. TWC’s aim is
twofold: to provide a publishing outlet that welcomes fan-related topics,
and to promote dialogue between the academic community and the fan community.

We encourage innovative works that situate these topics within contemporary
culture via a variety of critical approaches, including but not limited to
feminism, queer theory, critical race studies, political economy,
ethnography, reception theory, literary criticism, film studies, and media
studies. We also encourage authors to consider writing personal essays
integrated with scholarship, hypertext articles, or other forms that
embrace the technical possibilities of the Web and test the limits of the
genre of academic writing. TWC copyrights under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

*Theory* accepts blind peer-reviewed essays that are often
interdisciplinary, with a conceptual focus and a theoretical frame that
offers expansive interventions in the field of fan studies (5,000â€"8,000 words).

*Praxis* analyzes the particular, in contrast to Theory’s broader vantage.
Essays are blind peer reviewed and may apply a specific theory to a
formation or artifact; explicate fan practice; perform a detailed reading
of a specific text; or otherwise relate transformative phenomena to social,
literary, technological, and/or historical frameworks (4,000â€"7,000 words).

*Symposium* is a section of editorially reviewed concise, thematically
contained short essays that provide insight into current developments and
debates surrounding any topic related to fandom or transformative media and
cultures (1,500â€"2,500 words).

*Reviews* offer critical summaries of items of interest in the fields of
fan and media studies, including books, new journals, and Web sites.
Reviews incorporate a description of the item’s content, an assessment of
its likely audience, and an evaluation of its importance in a larger
context (1,500â€"2,500 words). Review submissions undergo editorial review;
submit inquiries first to

TWC has rolling submissions. Contributors should submit online through the
Web site ( Inquiries may be sent to
the editors (

The call for papers is available as a .pdf download sized for U.S. Letter
or European A4. Please feel free to link, download, print, distribute, or post.

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