Volume 18, Issue 2

November 2021


Barker, Martin. Seeking a new editor for Participations


Brooker, Will. Filling in the gaps: Creative imagination and nostalgia in ZX Spectrum Gaming

Duggan, Jennifer. The lamentable status of (queer) children in fandom: On being a fannish pariah

Harriss, Chandler. Building a better South: Celebrities, serial fandoms and the (re)construction of Southern Identity

Murumaa-Mengel, Maria & Liisi Maria Muuli. Misogynist content exposé pages on Instagram: Five types of shamings, moderators and audience members

Owusu, Joyce Osei & Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo. Gender and/in film reading: A comparative analysis of male and female readings of Ties that Bind

Sartin, Roy Jo. Egyptomania as a fandom (or two): How fanon became canon in the world’s oldest fandom

Waller, Alison, Gemma Seltzer & Wallis Eates. ‘Life goes through in a book’: A case study of a co-creative narrative enquiry involving older adults living with early-stage dementia

Willard, Sarah Laura Nesti & Urwa Tariq . Emirati women illustrators on Instagram: An exploratory study

Themed Section: The concept of ‘engagement’ (Part 2)

Barker, Martin. Introduction

Blagrove, Anna. Engaged/Vacant: UK audience engagement with specialised film and cinemas

Burkholder, Meredith, Steinar Ellingsen, Nicola Evans & Sue Turnbull. Web series, Cancelled, and the value of engagement

Hessler, Jennifer. From Social Content Ratings to Sentiment Analysis: The cultivation and commodification of affective television engagement

Liedke, Heidi Lucja. On being pulled: Spectator engagement and spectacle in the context of live theatre broadcasting and NT at Home

Mathijs, Ernest & Annette Hill. Fugitive cult receptions of conspiracy thriller Utopia

Schlütz, Daniela Schlütz & Friederike Jage-D’Aprile. Audience engagement with spreadable texts: How to measure fan involvement with Game of Thrones

Thomason, Michelle & Steve Connolly. What does engagement look like in a Media Studies classroom?

Wlazel, Agnieszka. Engaging the audience vs. audience engagement with art

Themed Section: International Film Audiences

Nedyalkova, Maya & Daniela Treveri Gennari. Introduction

Academic Research

Gennari, Daniela Treveri, Lies Van de Vijver & Pierluigi Ercole. Defining a typology of cinemas across 1950s Europe

Çam, Aydın & İlke Şanlıer Yüksel. Old places, renewed experiences: Looking at the legacy of Çukurova Cinemas in the pandemic era

Missero, Dalila. Memory and gender as migrant audience formations: Latin American women remembering cinema across the Atlantic

Bernabei, Maria Ida & Andrea Mariani. Story of a cinema-goer: Seventy years of film viewing in the city of Udine as seen through ephemera

Aboulaoula, Salma Mediavilla & Daniel Biltereyst. Corona cinephilia: A qualitative audience study on cinephile places, spaces and the impact of COVID-19 on urban cinephilia in the city of Ghent, Belgium

Industry Perspectives

Kulyk, Laëtitia. Understanding and developing the audience: The case of the Francophone Film Festival of Greece

Blagrove, Anna. ‘Helping audiences and exhibitors find each other’: Interview with Catharine Des Forges, Director, Independent Cinema Office

Nedyalkova, Maya. ‘Sometimes it takes an outsider’s view to appreciate something that Is very close to home’: A conversation with Philip Jablon about the Southeast Asia Movie Theatre Project

Gennari, Daniela Treveri. A virtual cinema model to share with independent exhibitors: An interview with Leslie Montgomery Sheldon, director of YourScreen


Evans, Elizabeth. Review of Barker, Martin, Clarissa Smith & Feona Attwood, Watching Game of Thrones: How audiences engage with dark television