Volume 8, Issue 2

November 2011


Barker, Martin (Joint Editor). Editorial Introduction: A Small Diatribe, and a Serious Challenge to Other Journals


Athique, Adrian. Diasporic Audiences and Non-Resident Media: The Cast of Indian Films

Kääpä, Pietari & Guan Wenbo. Santa Claus in China and Wu xia in Finland: Translocal reception of transnational cinema in Finnish and Chinese film cultures

Krijnen, Tonny. Engaging the Moral Imagination by Watching Television: Different Modes of Moral Reflection

Bohley, Kim Trager. “Browsing Madness” and Global Sponsors of Literacy: The Politics and Discourse of Deterritorialized Reading Practices and Space in Singapore

Smith, Anne Collins & Owen M. Smith. Pragmatism and Meaning: Assessing the Message of Star Trek: The Original Series

Special Section: Comedy Audiences

Friedman, Sam, Brett Mills & Tom Phillips (Guest Editors – Special Section). Editorial Introduction

Harbidge, Lesley. Audienceship and (Non)Laughter in the Stand-up Comedy of Steve Martin

Bore, Inger-Lise Kalviknes. Reviewing Romcom: (100) IMDb Users and (500) Days of Summer

Lockyer, Sharon & Lynn Myers. ‘It’s About Expecting the Unexpected’: Live Stand-up Comedy from the Audiences’ Perspective

McCulloch, Richard. ‘Most People Bring Their Own Spoons’: The Room’s participatory audiences as comedy mediators

Quirk, Sophie. Containing the Audience: The ‘Room’ in Stand-Up Comedy

Smith, Eve. Selling Terry Pratchett’s Discworld: Merchandising and the Cultural Economy of Fandom

Weaver, Simon. Definitions of the humorous in Chris Rock and Russell Peters fan blogs: A discussion of the problem of incongruity

Wilson, Nathan A. Divisive Comedy: A Critical Examination of Audience Power

Special Section: International Film Audiences Conference

Hollinshead, Ailsa (Guest Editor – Special Section). Editorial Introduction

Aveyard, Karina. The Place of Cinema and Film in Contemporary Rural Australia

Cochrane, Jacqui. 16 Years of Alcohol: An Allegory of a Nation?

Evans, Elizabeth Jane. Superman vs Shrödinger’s Cat: Taste, Etiquette and Independent Cinema Audiences as Indirect Communities

Gregoli, Roberta. Transnational Reception of City of God and Elite Squad

Hardie, Amy. Symbolic Cinema & Audience Engagement

Hollinshead, Ailsa. “And I felt quite posh!” Art-house cinema and the absent audience – the exclusions of choice

Krämer, Peter. ‘Movies that make people sick’: Audience Responses to Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange in 1971/72

Monk, Claire. Heritage Film Audiences 2.0: period film audiences and online film cultures

Phillips, Tom. When Film Fans Become Fan Family: Kevin Smith Fandom and Communal Experience

Skopal, Pavel. “It is not enough we have lost the war – now we have to watch it!” Cinemagoers’ attitudes in the Soviet occupation zone of Germany (a case study from Leipzig)

Toffell, Gil. Cinema-going from Below: The Jewish film audience in interwar Britain

Treveri-Gennari, Daniela, Catherine O’Rawe & Danielle Hipkins. In Search of Italian Cinema Audiences in the 1940s and 1950s: Gender, genre and national identity

Special Section: Approaching the Online Audience: New Practices, New Thinking

Hight, Craig, Ann Hardy, Carolyn Michelle & Adrian Athique (Guest Editors – Special Section). Editorial Introduction

Davis, Charles H. & Carolyn Michelle. Q methodology in audience research: bridging the qualitative/quantitative ‘divide’?

Goode, Luke, Alexis McCullough & Gelise O’Hare. Unruly publics and the fourth estate on YouTube

Hardy, Ann, Craig Hight & Carolyn Michelle. Reservoir Hill and audiences for online interactive drama

Yeatman, Bevin. Still seeking the audience

Zanker, Ruth. Child audiences becoming interactive ‘viewsers’: New Zealand children’s responses to websites attached to local children’s television programmes


Holland, Samantha. Pole Dancing, Empowerment and Embodiment (Elke Weismann)

Tueth, Michael V. Laughter in the Living Room: Television Comedy and the American Home Audience (Tom Phillips)

Turner, Graeme. Ordinary People and the Media: The Demotic Turn (Simon Cross)

Young, Richard O. How Audiences Decide: a Cognitive Approach to Business Communication (Martin Barker)