Volume 16, Issue 1

(May 2019)



About Participations

Statement of aims

Submission guidelines

Guest editor guidelines

Editorial board



Current issue contents

Past issues

Index of essays




Barker, Martin:

‘Editorial Introduction’



Alcott, Thomas:

'Not putting away childish things: The importance of childhood in the audience reception of professional Wrestling Stars'

Grainger, Rachel & Márta Minier:

'A paratextual analysis of Nurturing Opera Audiences: Transmedia practices, interactivity and historical interpretation in the Welsh National Opera's promotion of the "Tudors Trilogy"'

Güven, Uğur Zeynep:

'The patterns of participation in the rebetiko music scene of Istanbul'

Huffer, Ian:

'Distribution revolution? The circulation of film and cultural capital'

Maltby, Richard, Dylan Walker & Mike Walsh:

'The Seat of Bob Parr's Pants 2: Intuition, programming and local cinema audiences'

Wu, Shangwei & Tabe Bergman:

'An active, resistant audience – but in whose interest? Online discussions on Chinese TV dramas as maintaining dominant ideology'


Themed Section 1: Readers, Reading and Digital Media

In this Themed Section, scholars explore the relationships between readers, reading and digital media through a variety of practices enacted on a range of platforms, and in various geographical and virtual locations.

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Fuller, Danielle & DeNel Rehberg Sedo:

'Introduction: Read this! Why reading about readers in an age of digital media makes sense'

Ouvry-Vial, Brigitte::

'Reading seen as a Commons'

Ayala, Soledad Analía:

'Reading and search practices in Rosario, Argentina: A case study of usage practices of digital and paper devices by students and professors in higher education'

Balling, Gitte, Anne Charlotte Begnum, Anežka Kuzmičová & Theresa Schilhab:

'The young read in new places, the older read on new devices: A survey of digital reading practices among librarians and Information Science students in Denmark'

Rowberry, Simon Peter:

'The limits of Big Data for analyzing reading'

Marcinkowski, Michael:

'Reading ambient literature: Reading readers'

Driscoll, Beth:

'Book blogs as tastemakers'

Barnett, Tully:

'Read in Browser: Reading platforms, frames, interfaces, and infrastructure'

Ensslin, Astrid, Alice Bell, Jen Smith, Isabelle van der Bom & R. Lyle Skains:

'Immersion, digital fiction, and the switchboard metaphor'

Wang, Yini & Judith Sandner:

'"I didn't read many books": Chinese rural women's reception of 'born-digital' social media and community engagement'

McGregor, Hannah:

'Yer a reader, Harry: HP Reread Podcasts as digital reading communities'

Matthews, Kristin L.:

'"Woke" and reading: Social media, reception, and contemporary Black Feminism'

Branagh-Miscampbell, Maxine & Stevie Marsden:

'"Eating, sleeping, breathing, reading": The Zoella Book Club and the young woman reader in the 21st Century'

Ramdarshan Bold, Melanie:

'Is "Everyone welcome"?: Intersectionality, inclusion, and the extension of cultural hierarchies on Emma Watson's Feminist book club, "Our shared shelf"'

Rodger, Nicola:

'From bookshelf porn and shelfies to #bookfacefriday: How readers use Pinterest to promote their bookishness'

Fuller, Danielle:

'CODA. The multimodal reader: Or, how my obsession with NRK's Skam made me think again about readers, reading and digital media'


Themed Section 2: Interviews and Reading

This Themed Section consists of eight contributions addressing the value and challenges of using different kinds of interviews in researching the role of reading in people's lives.

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Themed Section 3: Researching Past Cinema Audiences

This Themed Section consists of nine essays arising from the 2018 Aberystwyth conference on 'Researching Past Cinema Audiences: Archives, Memories and Methods', which focused, in particular, on debating and assessing the range of creative and ground-breaking methods being employed within this growing field.

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  Last updated 2019-05-14