Volume 15, Issue 2

December 2018


Barker, Martin. Editorial introduction


Ames, Kate & Jacqui Ewart. “I entertain my friends”: Talk radio callers’ views on their role in entertaining the audience

Heiselberg, Lene. Expanding the toolbox: Researching reception of TV programs with a combination of EDA measurements and self-reports in applied audience research

Johanssen, Jacob. The neoliberal subject, reality TV and free association: A Freudian audience study of Embarrassing Bodies

Keinonen, Heidi, Pia Majbritt Jensen, Anna Maria Lemor & Andrea Esser. Modes of engagement with musical talent shows: Studying audience engagement as a set of experiences

Maltby, Richard, Dylan Walker & Mike Walsh. The Seat of Bob Parr’s Pants 1: Intuition, programming and the local cinema circuit

Seymour, Jessica. Homage, Collaboration, or Intervention: How framing fanart affects its interpretation

Smith, Martin Ian. Serb your enthusiasm: Anti-fandom and A Serbian Film

Van Belle, Jono. The everyday life of Auteurs du Cinema: The reception of Ingmar Bergman and his films

Themed Section: Cities of Culture

Tommarchi, Enrico, Louise Ejgod Hansen & Franco Bianchini. Problematising the question of participation in Capitals of Culture

Hudson, Christine, Linda Sandberg & Ulrika Schmauch. A place for culture? Building an Alternative House of Culture in the context of the 2014 European Capital of Culture in Umeå, Sweden

Chappell, Angela & Louise Ejgod Hansen. How is carnival art used to create participation in Cities and Capitals of Culture in the UK?

Eriksson, Birgit, Camilla Møhring Reestorff & Carsten Stage. Forms and potential effects of citizen participation in European cultural centres

Schielicke, Anna-Maria, Cornelia Mothes & Valentina Marcenaro. Apropos Prohlis: A participatory art project in the Run-Up to Dresden as the European Capital of Culture 2025

Nagy, Szilvia. Framing culture: Participatory governance in the European Capitals of Culture programme

Themed Section: Australasian Fan Studies Network

Chin, Bertha, Matt Hills & Renee Middlemost. Introduction to the FSN Australasia 2017 Themed Section

Willis, Ika. Beyond immersion: World as style

Comerford, Chris. Participatory toolboxes: Franchise fan wikis as tools of textual production

Balanzategui, Jessica, Liam Burke & Dan Golding. Recommending a new system: An audience-based approach to film categorisation in the digital age

Later, Naja. The monstrous narratives of transformative fandom

McAlister, Jodi. Bachelor Nation(s): The construction of romantic love and audience investment in The Bachelor/ette in Australia and the United States

Bainbridge, Jason. Peak fandom: Nostalgia, frustration and the shifting orders of fandom in Twin Peaks: The Return

Debates and Responses

Michelle, Carolyn, Charles Davis, Ann Hardy and Craig Hight. Response to Martin Barker’s “Rise of the Qualiquants”


Cherry, Brigid. Cult Media, Fandom and Textiles: Handicrafting as Fan Art (reviewed by Briony Hannell)

Feasey, Rebecca. Mothers on Mothers: Maternal Reading of Popular Television (reviewed by Helen Warner)

Hanich, Julian. The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience (reviewed by Martin Barker)

Pangallo, Matteo A. Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater (reviewed by Anna Blackwell)