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[ecrea] Participations 15.2 is now available

Thu Dec 06 16:12:53 GMT 2018

The new issue of /Participations/, the online journal of audience and reception studies, is now available. As ever free-to-use, this issue offers a big range of research essays, hopefully of interest and use to many of you.  Go to:



    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)

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