Volume 18, Issue 1

May 2021


Lam, Celia. Editorial Introduction: Vernacular aesthetics’


Amaral, Adriana, Rosana Vieira de Souza & Camila Franco Monteiro. From Westeros’ #vemprarua to shipping gay kisses on Brazilian TV: Fan activism – concepts, resistances and practices in the digital culture

Bakic, Sonja, Macarena Cuenca-Amigo & Jaime Cuenca. Jazz festivals and their audiences: A systematic literature review

Banks, Beck. A visible absence: Transmasculine people on the screen

Foy, Matt. Movie riffing at B-Fest: An exploration of unscripted in-theater audience participation as embodied performance of film criticism

Harlap, Itay & Ariel Avissar. The Author is Dead, Long Live the Author: Negotiating textual authority in Westworld, The OA and 13 Reasons Why

Madill, Anna & Yao Zhao. Engagement with female-oriented male-male erotica in Mainland China and Hong Kong: Fandom intensity, social outlook, and region

Mahrt, Merja & Annekatrin Bock. “Okay, so I guess I’m not a girl then”: Representation and negotiation of gender by YouTubers and their young audiences

Wang, Aiqing. Face and (im)politeness in Chinese fandom: A case study of the “227 Incident”

Themed Section: Engagement (Part 1)

Turnbull, Sue. Introduction

Barker, Martin. “Engagement”: A cautious manifesto

Bastos, Pablo Nabarrete, Rafael Grohmann & Thaiane Moreira de Oliveira. What is engagement in communication research? Circulation of meanings and consequences for audience studies

Bury, Rhiannon. Mind Mend the gap: Engagement with digital television

Ørmen, Jacob. Explicating engagement: An exploratory mapping and critical discussion of a contested concept

Pitts, Stephanie E. & Sarah M. Price. Are you being engaged? Exploring the limits of audience capacity for engagement

Reinhard, CarrieLynn. The case for media engagings: Minutia Reception Studies and a reconceptualization of studying media use, reception, and effects

Walmsley, Ben. Engagement: The new paradigm for audience research

Themed Section: Podcasts

Euritt, Alyn, Anne Korfmacher & Dario Llinares. Introduction: Podcasting’s listening publics

Clevenger, Samuel M. & Oliver J. C. Rick. The uses of imperfections: Communicating affect through the lo fi podcast

Donison, Jeff. Listening to history podcasting and the intertextual stories of silence: A Canadian perspective

Groß, Florian. The Bowery Boys: Podcasting serial historiography within and through participatory culture

Morais, Ricardo, Fábio Giacomelli, Tâmela Grafolin & Fernando Rocha. Audience transformations and new audio experiences: An analysis of the trends and consumption habits of podcasts by Brazilian listeners

Themed Section: Iconographies of the Audience

Cavicchi, Daniel. The history of audience images: Initial considerations

Van Rossem, Patrick. The representation of audiences after 1960: An analysis from the perspective of artistic intent versus audience experience and interpretation

Ryan, Barbara Therese. “Nothing has ever come within cooee”: Ben-Hur down under ca. 1900

Cetin, Idil. Audience as a temporal category: The tenth anniversary of Republic Day in Turkey

Trinidad, Andrea Anne I. Reversal of roles: Stars as fan-protagonists in Filipino movies


Blagrove, Anna. Review of Sarah Atkinson & Helen W. Kennedy (eds.), Live Cinema: Cultures, Economies, Aesthetics

Neugarten, Julia. Review of Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, The Dark Fantastic: Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games