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We publish a range of fan studies related journals, including Journal of Fandom Studies, Studies in Comics, Horror Studies and many more.
We are pleased to announce the impending launch of our newest journal, International Journal of Disney Studies! Due to be published in 2025, the journal is seeking quality submissions on the subject of all things Disney.
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The International Journal of Disney Studies examines the Walt Disney Company, a media conglomerate that impacts our global culture. This peer-reviewed journal draws from a variety of academic and industrial lenses, perspectives, methods and fields, while providing a space for scholars to present new research, review current research and comment on wider Disney commodities. For more information, or to submit to the journal, please contact the editors. Twitter: @IJDisneyStudies IJDS is affiliated with the Disney, Culture & Society Research Network and supported by Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated, peer-reviewed publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Studies in Comics aims to describe the nature of comics, to identify the medium as a distinct art form and to address the medium's formal properties. The emerging field of comics studies is a model for interdisciplinary research and this peer-reviewed journal welcomes all approaches and methodologies. Its specific goal, however, is to expand the relationship between comics and theory and to seek to articulate a 'theory of comics'. This title is indexed with Scopus and the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Horror Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the rigorous study of horror in all its manifold cultural and historical forms. With a strong interdisciplinary focus, the journal seeks to publish high-quality articles and reviews on topics relevant to the study of horror across a range of disciplines. This title is indexed with Scopus and the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
The peer-reviewed Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds explores the cultural effects of gaming and virtual worlds across platforms and genres, as their increasing popularity begins to affect culture as a whole. It also critically evaluates cutting-edge market trends and technological developments. Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the University of Alberta, Canada. This title is indexed with Scopus and the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture is devoted to the study of representations and expressions of queerness in its various forms. In this peer-reviewed publication, emphasis is placed on significant trends in various media offerings and forms, consumerism, domestic life, fashion, leisure, politics, spirituality and other noteworthy elements of culture and their connections to minority sexualities and non-traditional gender performance. For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Fashion, Style & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed journal specifically dedicated to the area of fashion scholarship's interfacings with popular culture. It was established to provide an interdisciplinary environment for fashion academics and practitioners to publish innovative scholarship in all aspects of fashion and popular culture relating to design, textiles, production, promotion, consumption and appearance-related products and services. Sponsored by Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Special Issue: ‘#BlackLivesMatter: Fashion, Style & Aesthetics’. All content from this issue is available Open Access from Intellect Discover! Follow FSPC on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This title is indexed with Scopus and the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here
The East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is the first academic peer-reviewed journal for scholars, teachers and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in the popular culture of East Asia. The journal is devoted to all aspects of popular culture in East Asia and the interplay between East Asia and the wider world. This title is indexed with Scopus. For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Animation Practice, Process & Production is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal presenting, analysing and exploring how animation is created and shown. Animation encompasses a huge variety of practices, many of them unacknowledged or underexplored. This journal attempts to bring all types of animation to the fore and to present insight and analysis about the practice, process and production of such work. For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
Journal of Popular Television is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal designed to promote and encourage scholarship on all aspects of popular television, whether fictional or non-fictional, from docudramas and sports to news and comedy. This title is indexed with Scopus and the Web of Science’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI). For more information, to access the journal or to subscribe visit the Discover platform here.
A close reading of one of the most murderous characters in popular culture. First introduced in 1974, the Punisher has inspired three movies, a Netflix series, and more than one thousand comics and graphic novels. His stories have celebrated, interrogated, and satirized the politics of vengeance. 8 b&w illus.
This new collection brings together the romance, love, and lust encompassing the musical genre. Established and emergent scholars wrestle with gender, sex, and sexuality across methodologies, periods, identities, and nations as they dig into a cultural site many have framed as one of the most culturally conservative theatrical forms. 10 b&w illus.
The first book to comprehensively engage with Disney fans and the company's relationship with them, spanning theme parks, film, television, stage productions and novels, as well as a variety of fannish interventions. It addresses timely issues such as race and queerness, the Covid- 19 pandemic and the advent of Disney+. 20 b&w illus. Chapter 5 - Panel Discussion: The Live Action Mulan (2020) and Disney’s Approach to Racial Diversity is now available for free here. New Books Network (New Books in Film) interview with Sabrina Mittermeier
This is the first book-length study of the music of Nobuo Uematsu, and focuses on his Final Fantasy soundtracks, exploring the dynamic relationship between the music and the stories behind the beloved video game series. Contributors are music and game scholars, based in the USA and UK. Foreword by William Gibbons. 95 b/w illus.
Explores multiple aspects of hip-hop archives in a global context, including methods of accumulation, curation, preservation, and digitization. This collection critically analyzes institutional power, geopolitical influences and the ideological implications associated with hip-hop culture’s tensions with dominant social values. 16 b/w illus.
This book situates the British band Throbbing Gristle as both a lens and critical tool for England during the punk years and the Winter of Discontent. Using detailed archival research and testimony from key performances, it plots the impact and affective reach of the band. 20 b/w illus.
The name 'Disney' is synonymous with its expansive franchises, from princesses to theme parks. The power of the Disney brand is its role as a cultural influencer across multiple generations across the globe. This collection of essays takes a look at Disney beyond its behemoth corporate presence and into the threads of the Disney experience. 3 b/w illus.
In Lesbians on Television, Kate McNicholas Smith maps concurrent contemporary shifts in lesbian visibility within popular media, focusing on the small screens of Europe and North America. Central to these shifts has been a re-imagining of queer lives – or a 'new queer visibility' – as LGBTQ+ characters have become increasingly visible within popular culture. A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: Lesbians on Television. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.
Discusses the use of music in a well-loved and culturally significant game – Ocarina of Time. Examining music in different contexts, it identifies music’s role and function within the game and in gameplay overall, and uses this to investigate wider issues in music and media studies and fan cultures. New in paperback. 119 b/w illus.
The punk movement of the 1970s to early 1980s is examined as an art movement through archive research, interviews, and art historical analysis. It is about pop, pain, poetry, presence, and about a ‘no future’ generation refusing to be the next artworld avant-garde, instead choosing to be the ‘rear-guard’. 103 col. and b/w illus. Author interview with Foreword Reviews Author interview with Echoes & Dust New Books Network (New Books in Pop Culture) interview with Marie Arleth Skov