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[ecrea] NANO: New American Notes Online Special Issue 12: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Thu Jan 04 00:33:23 GMT 2018


*Just Published: /NANO: New American Notes Online/ Special Issue 12: /Star Wars: The Force Awakens/*

How does /Star Wars: The Force Awakens/ continue the saga’s cultural influence by going beyond film into transmedia? The new issue of /NANO: New American Notes Online/, an open access City Tech humanities journal, explores this and related questions by considering fanfiction’s appropriations, fandom’s embrace of iconic aspects of the film’s characters, the film’s role as a machine for disseminating an ideology of capital, and reinterpretations of Joseph Campbell’s hero myth. Also, an interview with Cass R. Sunstein, author of /The World According to Star Wars/, strengthens this issue’s examination of /The Force Awakens/.

*Table of Contents:*

Issue 12: /Star Wars: The Force Awakens/: Narrative, Characters, Media, and Event

Guested Edited by: Jason W. Ellis and Sean Scanlan

Editors’ Introduction for NANO Special Issue 12: /Star Wars: The Force Awakens/ <>

Jason W. Ellis and Sean Scanlan, New York City College of Technology, CUNY

Welcoming the Dark Side?: Exploring Whitelash and Actual Space Nazis in TFA Fanfiction <>

Cait Coker, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Karen Viars, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

Poe Dameron Hurts So Prettily: How Fandom Negotiates with Transmedia Characterization <>

Chera Kee, Wayne State University, Detroit

Interpellation by the Force: Biopolitical Cultural Apparatuses in The Force Awakens <>

Simon Orpana, University of Alberta, Canada

The Force Awakens: The Individualistic and Contemporary Heroine <>

Payal Doctor, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

An Interview with Cass R. Sunstein: Author of /The World According to Star Wars/ <>

Jason W. Ellis and Sean Scanlan, New York College of Technology, CUNY

*On the Horizon:*

Guest Editors Kyle Wiggins and Brandon Krieg are beginning production for Issue 13: Special Issue on “The Anthropocene.” Megan Behrent and Rebecca Devers’s guest edited Issue 14 on “Captivity Narratives Then and Now: Gender, Race, and the Captive in 20th and 21st American Literature and Culture” are receiving submissions until May 15, 2018. <>

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