Volume 13, Issue 2

November 2016


Barker, Martin & Sue Turnbull. Farewell to Aberystwyth, good morning Huddersfield


Bourdaa, Mélanie & Javier Lozano Delmar. Contemporary participative TV audiences: Identity, authorship and advertising practices between fandom

Cashman, David. Voyage to the Stars: Interaction between fans and musicians on cruise ship music festivals

Holladay, Holly Willson. How far we’ve come? Nostalgia and post-feminism in Mad Men

Johnston, Keith M., Ed Vollans & Fred L. Greene. Watching the trailer: Researching the film trailer audience

Joyce, Zita. “Thank goodness for our little radio”: Researching post-quake radio audiences

Lee, Hyunji. Developing identities: Gossip Girl, Fan activities, and online fan community in Korea

Taylor, Lisa. “He’s … making our North”: Affective engagements with place in David Hockney’s landscapes from “A Bigger Picture”

Themed Section: The World Hobbit Project

Barker, Martin & Ernest Mathijs. Introduction to the Project

Baltruschat, Doris, Jennifer Grek Martin & Ernest Mathijs. The reception of The Hobbit in Canada: does fantasy need technology?

Barker, Martin. An investigation of the role of affiliations to “authors” in audience responses to The Hobbit films

Hasebrink, Uwe & Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink. Linking fantasy to everyday life: Patterns of orientation and connections to reality in the case of The Hobbit

Hipfl, Brigitte & Jasmin Kulterer. Greed, war, hope, love and friendship: Contemporary structures of feeling and the audience’s readings of broader themes in The Hobbit

Hirsjärvi, Irma, Urpo Kovala, Maria Ruotsalainen. Patterns of reception in Denmark, Finland, and Sweden: Differences and convergences

Ilan, Jonathan & Amit Kama. Where has all the magic gone? Audience interpretive strategies of The Hobbit’s film-novel rivalry

Jacks, Nilda, Valquiria Michela John, Daniela Schmitz, Dulce Mazer, Henrique Denis Lucas, Laura Seligman, Maria Clara Monteiro, Paula Coruja & Sarah Moralejo da Costa. Reception of The Hobbit trilogy: Brazilian data

Jerslev, Anne, Christian Kobbernagel & Kim Schrøder. The importance of sampling: Building complementary insights about reception experiences of The Hobbit film trilogy with different survey sampling strategies

Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa, Maria Ruotsalainen & Tanja Välisalo. The World Hobbit Project in Finland: Audience responses and transmedial user practices

Korpua, Jyrki. Finnish audience responses to myth and mythology in The Hobbit: Connections between J R R Tolkien’s fiction and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film series

Midkiff, Emily. Growing out of it: The Hobbit films and young people

Mikhaylova, Larisa, Elena Pronina, Marina Knyazeva & Irina Novitskaya. Search for moral support, or escape from reality? Media psychological analysis of the Russian segment in the World Hobbit Project Database

Schmeink, Lars. How Bilbo lost his innocence: Media audiences and the evaluation of The Hobbit as a “Children’s Film”

Trobia, Alberto. Selecting significant respondents from large audience datasets: The case of the World Hobbit Project

Trültzsch-Wijnen, Sascha & Vanda de Sousa. Watching The Hobbit in two European countries: The views of younger audiences and readers in Austria and Portugal

Veenstra, Aleit, Annemarie Kersten, Tonny Krijnen, Daniël Biltereyst & Philippe Meers. Understanding The Hobbit: the cross-national and cross-linguistic reception of a global media product in Belgium, France and the Netherlands


Dovey, Lindiwe. Curating Africa in the Age of Film Festivals (reviewed by Dorota Ostrowska)

Sedgman, Kirsty. Locating the Audience: How People Found Value in National Theatre Wales (reviewed by Helen Freshwater)

Vasquez, Camilla. The Discourse of Online Consumer Reviews (reviewed by Julia Kennedy)