Volume 13, Issue 1

May 2016


Rosenbaum, Judith. “We regret to inform you that …”: Academia and the power of rejection improvement


Gross, Jonathan & Stephanie Pitts. Audiences for the contemporary arts: Exploring varieties of participation across art forms in Birmingham, UK

O’Neill, Sinéad, Joshua Edelman & John Sloboda. Opera and emotion: The cultural value of attendance for the highly engaged

Parsemain, Ava Laure. Do critical viewers learn from television?

Wiard, Victor & David Domingo. Fragmentation versus convergence: University students in Brussels and the consumption of TV series on the Internet

Yecies, Brian, Jie Yang, Aegyung Shim, Kai Soh & Matthew Berryman. The Douban online social media barometer and the Chinese reception of Korean popular culture flows

Themed Section 1: Experiential Cinema

Atkinson, Sarah & Helen W. Kennedy (Themed Section Editors). Introduction: Inside-the-scenes – The rise of experiential cinema

Pett, Emma. “Stay disconnected”: Eventising Star Wars for transmedia audiences

Svensson, Alexander & Dan Hassoun. “Scream into your phone”: Second screen horror and controlled interactivity

McCulloch, Richard & Virginia Crisp. “Watch like a grown up … enjoy like a child”: Exhibition, authenticity, and film audiences at the Prince Charles Cinema

Levitt, Linda. Hollywood, nostalgia, and outdoor movies

Vivar, Rosana. A film bacchanal: Playfulness and audience sovereignty in San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival

Atkinson, Sarah & Helen W. Kennedy. From conflict to revolution: The secret aesthetic, narrative spatialisation and audience experience in immersive cinema design

Themed Section 2: Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research

Ranjana, Das & Brita Ytre-Arne (Themed Section Editors). After the excitement: An introduction to the work of CEDAR

Mathieu, David, Miguel Vicente-Mariño, Maria José Brites, Inês Amaral, Niklas A. Chimirri, Juliane Finger, Bojana Romic, Minna Saariketo, Riitta Tammi, Marisa Torres da Silva & Liliana Pacheco, with contributions from Félix Ortega. Methodological challenges in the transition towards online audience research

Stehling, Miriam, Juliane Finger & Ana Jorge. Comparative audience research: A review of cross-national and cross-media audience studies

Kaun, Anne, Jannie Møller Hartley & Jānis Juzefovičs. In search of the invisible (audiences)

Pavlíčková, Tereza & Jelena Kleut. Produsage as experience and interpretation

Mollen, Anne, Minna Saariketo & Jelena Kleut. Intersecting audience activities: An audience studies perspective on the materiality of design, platforms and interfaces

Ridder, Sander De, Lucia Vesnić-Alujević & Bojana Romic. Challenges when researching digital audiences: Mapping audience research of software designs, interfaces and platforms

Murru, Maria Francesca. Listening, temporalities and epistemology: A hermeneutical perspective on mediated civic engagement

Murru, Maria Francesca & Miriam Stehling, with contributions from Inês Amaral & Marco Scarcelli. The civic value of being an audience: The intersection between media and citizenship in audience research

Vesnić-Alujević, Lucia & Maria Francesca Murru. Digital audiences’ disempowerment: Participation or free labour

Dias, Patrícia & Ana Jorge. Audience experiencing of emotions in the contemporary media landscape

Zaborowski, Rafal & Fredrik Dhaenens. Old topics, old approaches? “Reception” in television studies and music studies

Mathieu, David, Maria José Brites, Niklas A. Chimirri & Minna Saariketo. In dialogue with related fields of inquiry: The interdisciplinarity, normativity and contextuality of audience research

Themed Section 3: Exploring imaginary worlds: Audiences, fan cultures and geographies of the imagination

Wolf, Mark J.P. Foreword

Proctor, William & Richard McCulloch (Themed Section Editors). Introduction

White, Daniel. Middle Earth Music: The sonic inhabitation of a fantasy world

O’Malley, Evelyn. Imagining Arden: Audience responses to place and participation at Taking Flight Theatre Company’s As You Like It

Jamieson, Gill & Ann McVitie. Noir Building? Understanding the immersive fandom of Noir City

Reagin, Nancy. Dances With Worlds: Karl May, “Indian” hobbyists, and German fans of the American West since 1912

McCormick, Casey. “There’s More Than One of Everything”: Navigating Fringe’s Cofactual Multiverse

Lyczba, Fabrice. Spectatoritis vs. World-Building: Sandbox spectatorship in American children’s silent film culture

Spanò, Carmen. Audience engagement with multi-level fictional universes: The case of Game of Thrones and its Italian fans

Norris, Craig. Japanese media tourism as World-Building: Akihabara’s Electric Town and Ikebukuro’s Maiden Road

Hassler-Forest, Dan. Skimmers, Dippers and Divers: Campire’s Steve Coulson on transmedia marketing and audience participation


Wolf, Mark J.P. Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation (reviewed by Martin Barker, with a response from Mark J.P Wolf)

Hassler-Forest, Dan. Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism (reviewed by Bethan Jones)