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[ecrea] Call for book reviews for the next 3 issues of Transformative Works and Cultures Journal

Tue Jun 23 19:25:18 GMT 2009

Transformative Works and Cultures Journal ( is currently looking for book reviewers for its next three issues.

TWC alternates generalist issues and special themed issues. Here below you can find a description of each issue, and a selection of books we are targeting for review. Potential reviewers are also welcome to suggest pertinent volumes of their choice, for discussion with the editing team.

If you are interested in reviewing a book for TWC, please contact us at (review /at/

Mafalda Stasi
Review Editor, Transformative Works and Cultures
(review /at/

04. Special Issue: *Supernatural* (Spring 2010)
Overall call for contributions:

Book list for issue 04:

Gaiman, Neil. 2008. The Graveyard Book. HarperCollins.

Flannery, Denis. 2007. On Sibling Love, Queer Attachment and American Writing. Ashgate.

Goldstein, Diane, Sylvia Grider, and Jeannie Banks Thomas. 2007. Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore. Utah State University Press.

Johnston, Peter, Rebecca Dessertine and Diego Olmos. 2008. Supernatural (Comic book series). DC.

Newitz, Annalee. 2006. Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture. Duke UP.

Spooner, Catherine. 2007. Contemporary Gothic. Reaktion Books.

Steinmeyer, Jim. 2008. Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural. Tarcher.

Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew. 2008. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women. Fordham University Press.

05. Generalist Issue (Fall 2010)
Overall call for contributions:

Book list for issue 05:

Abel, Jessica and Matt Madden. 2008. Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond. First Second.

Baron, Naomi S. 2008. Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World. Oxford UP.

Berry, David. 2008. Copy, Rip, Burn: The Politics of Copyleft and Open Source. Pluto/U of Michigan Press.

Black, Rebecca W. 2008. Adolescents and Online Fan Fiction (New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies). Peter Lang.

Boellstorff, Tom. 2008. Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human. Princeton UP.

Bowman, Paul. 2008. Deconstructing Popular Culture. Palgrave Macmillan.
[may be too generic but I am intrigued by the "Alterdisciplinarity: Deconstructing Popular Cultural Studies" chapter]

Boyle, James. 2008. The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind. Yale Univ. Press.

Davies, Russell T and Benjamin Cook. 2008. Dr Who: The Writer's Tale. BBC Books.

Davis, Glyn and Gary Needham, eds. 2008. Queer TV. Routledge.

Enteen, Jillana. 2008. Virtual English. London: Routledge.

Feasey, Rebecca. 2008. Masculinity and Popular Television. Edinburgh UP.

Gaiman, Neil. MIT Interview (w/ Jenkins). DVD.

Gray, Jonathan, Cornel Sandvoss, C. Lee Harrington, eds. 2007. Fandom: Identities and communities in a mediated world. NY: New York Univ. Press.

Harpold, Terry. 2007. Going Native: Cyberculture and Postcolonialism. London: Routledge.

Kim, Youna. 2008. Media Consumption and Everyday Life in Asia. Routledge.

Markham, Annette N., and Nancy K. Baym. 2008. Internet Inquiry: Conversations About Method. Sage.

Nakamura, Lisa. 2007. Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet. U of Minnesota Press.

O'Riordan, Kate and David J. Phillips. 2007. Queer Online: Media Technology and Sexuality. Peter Lang Publishing.

Segall, Miriam. 2008. Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing: New Work Based on Favorite Fiction. Rosen Publishing Group.

Tapscott, Don. 2008. Grown up digital, How the net generation is changing your world. McGraw-Hill.

Young, Clive. 2008. Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind the Camera. Continuum.

06. Special Issue: Fan Works and Fan Communities in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction--History Issue (Spring 2011)
Overall call for contributions:

Book list for issue 06:

Berman, Garry, et al. 2008. We're Going to See The Beatles!: An Oral History of Beatlemania as Told by the Fans Who Were There. Santa Monica Press.

Knight, Ken. 2008. New England Bandwagon Nation: the real story of the history of NFL football fan support in New England. Word Association.

Lachonis, Jon. et al, eds. 2008. Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other. Ecw Press.

Miller, Barbara. 2008. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World. Prentice Hall.

Quinn, Kevin. 2009.Sports and Their Fans: The History, Economics and Culture of the Relationship Between Spectator and Sport. McFarland.

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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