Fandom and Neomedia Studies

The Phoenix Papers, Vol. 1, No. 2

Below are the entries of the second edition of The Phoenix Papers, Vol. 1, No. 2.  We are proud to offer our publication to the world as a free, online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal of fandom and neomedia studies.  We invite responses in Letter to the Editor format, articles and reviews, and also participation as submission readers.  For information on this and more, please use our Contact Us page.  We are currently accepting contributions for future editions to be published in October 2013 and January 2014.

Vol 1 No 2 Cover

Frontispiece, Letter from the Editor, and Mission & Vision Statements

Table of Contents

What Is Intellectual Property by Melissa Lum

Draw a Circle An Examination of World Englishes in the Hetalia Fandom by Chelsea Murdock

An Introduction to What Muslim Manga Is and Does by Hamed Nouri

Cultural Memory as Fandom Ideology in a Remediated World by Poe Johnson

Beyond the H8R Theorizing the Anti-Fan by Kimberly Springer

Who You Want to Be Video Games as Identity-Reflexive Texts by James Bales

The Woman Who Never Was Social Control and Fan Power in Early Kabuki Theatre by Darren-Jon Ashmore

Cosplay A Transnational Fan Community by Karen Heinrich

Secret Agent Shepard An Examination of the Role of Agency in the Mass Effect Franchise by James Bales

For Love and Money Professionalism and Community in Anime and Manga Artists Alleys by Jennifer Fu

Why Would Anybody Want to Watch Our Lives Dean as Fanboy and the Metatextual Mediation of Fan Desire in Supernatural by Margo Collins

The Green Priestess of the Cosmic Computer Star Trek and the Aesthetics of Camp by Lauren Levitt

Alternate Universe Fan Videos and the Reinterpretation of the Media Source by Natacha Guyot

Closing Note by Jonathan Davis

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