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Intellect is delighted to announce Fan Phenomena, an exciting new book series that ‘decodes’ cult subjects in terms of popular culture written by and for those of a passionate disposition. The series taps into what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates their way into the public consciousness.
Each book will contain a collection of edited essays and will have visual appeal, subjects will include fashion, fan media, fan fiction, language, philosophies, economics, character/characterization, influences and fandom in the virtual world. Our upcoming 2013 titles are Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Twin Peaks, Star Trek and Batman.
Coming up soon in the series:
Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks
Edited by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulegue
Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks is the first book of its kind to revisit the ground-breaking series and explore how the show’s cult status continues to thrive in the digital era. In ten essays, the contributors take a deeper look at Twin Peaks’ rich cast of characters, iconic locations and its profound impact on television programming, as well as the impact of new media and fan culture on the show’s continued relevance. Written by fans for fans, Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks is an intelligent yet accessible guide to the various aspects of the show and its subsequent film.
Published: July 2013 | Price: £14.95/$20 | ISBN: 9781783200245
Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Edited by Jennifer K Stuller
Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer explores how continued devotion is internalized, celebrated and critiqued. Featuring interviews with culture-makers, academics and creators of participatory fandom, the essays here are windows into the more personal and communal aspects of the fan experience. As an accessible yet vigorous examination of a beloved character and her world, this issue provokes a larger conversation about the relationship between cult properties and fandom and how their interplay permeates the cultural consciousness, in effect contributing to culture through new narrative, academia, language and political activism.
Published: July 2013 | Price: £14.95/$20 | ISBN: 9781783200191