ICSM Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans: Exceeding Our Own Lives
Table of Contents
Recommended Subject Searches
Fans (Persons)--United States--Psychology
Fan fiction--History and criticism
Fan fiction--Law and legislation
Science fiction fans
Science fiction fans--Anecdotes
Celebrities in mass media
Fame--Social aspects--United States
Fame--Social aspects--United States--History--21st century
Popular culture--Psychological aspects
Popular culture--United States
Popular culture--United States--History--20th century
Popular culture--United States--History--21st century
Popular culture--United States--Psychological aspects
Mass media and culture
Mass media and culture--United States
Mass media--Psychological aspects
Mass media--Social aspects
Mass media--Social aspects--United States
Mass media--United States
Mass media--United States--Psychological aspects
Motion pictures--Psychological aspects
Motion pictures--Social aspects
Motion pictures--United States--History
Motion pictures--United States--History--20th century
Motion pictures--United States--History and criticism
Motion picture actors and actresses
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Science fiction films
Science fiction films--History and criticism
Fantasy films--History and criticism
Superhero films--History and criticism
Horror films--History and criticism
Horror films--United States--History and criticism
Vampire films--History and criticism
Werewolves in motion pictures
Zombie films--History and criticism
Cult films--History and criticism
Motion picture audiences
Motion picture audiences--Psychology
Television broadcasting--Social aspects--United States
Television programs--Social aspects
Television programs--Social aspects--United States
Reality television programs--Social aspects
Science fiction television programs--History and criticism
Science fiction television programs--United States
Science fiction television programs--United States--History and criticism
Fantasy television programs--History and criticism
Horror television programs--History and criticism
Television viewers--United States
Television viewers--United States--Attitudes
Television viewers--United States--Psychology
Science fiction--History and criticism
Science fiction, American--History and criticism
Science fiction, English--History and criticism
Fantastic literature--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, American--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction--History and criticism
Fantasy fiction, English--History and criticism
Horror tales, American--History and criticism
Horror tales, English--History and criticism
Comic books, strips, etc.--History and criticism
Graphic novels--History and criticism
Superheroes in literature
Young adult fiction
Young adult fiction, American--History and criticism
Rowling, J. K.--Criticism and interpretation
Meyer, Stephenie, 1973- Twilight saga series
Collins, Suzanne--Criticism and interpretation
Electronic games industry
Electronic games--Social aspects
Computer games--Psychological aspects
Computer games--Social aspects
Video games--Psychological aspects
Video games--Social aspects
Halo 2 (Game)
Second Life (Game)
World of Warcraft
Virtual reality--Social aspects
Shared virtual environments
Online social networks
Online social networks--Social aspects
Online social networks--United States
Sports--Social aspects--United States
Sports spectators--United States
Sports spectators--Social conditions
Specific characters, character types, tv shows, and movies may be Subject Headings:
Doctor Who (Fictitious character)
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Fictitious character)
Star Trek television programs
Lost (Television program)
Buffy, the vampire slayer (Television program)
Game of thrones (Television program)
Star Wars films--History and criticism
Star Wars films--Moral and ethical aspects
Star Trek films
Star Trek films--History and criticism
Matrix (Motion picture)
Twilight (Motion picture : 2008)
When you settle on a subject heading, open the "Subdivisions" link below it. Most General OneFile subject searchs produce very large retrievals and the "subdivisions" help you narrow your search to a particular aspect: "Ethical aspects," "Forecasts and Trends," "History," "Political aspects," "Psychological aspects," and "Social aspects," to name only a few.
If the best available subdivision is still too broad, open it and add your own Keywords in the "Search within these results" slot at the upper left.
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Academic Search Premier & SocINDEX with Full Text : Comprehensive subject coverage with considerable full text. Note that there is a “Subject Terms” link just above the search boxes, allowing you to search the index of Subject Headings--often a good first stop for more efficient Subject searching whereby you are guaranteed that your topic is indeed a main subject of the articles retrieved. Among the Subject terms available here are Fans (persons), Comic book fans, Motion Picture fans, Music fans, Science fiction fans, Fan magazines, Fan fiction, Fan conventions, Celebrities, and Fame.
ProQuest Research Library is another comprehensive database with substantial full text. Use the "Thesaurus" (above the search slots) to preview what Subject Headings are available. Among the Subjects available here are Celebrities, Popular Culture, Mass media, Sports fans, and Entertainment industry.
Note that to the right of your search results you can limit your retrieval by "Source Type" (including Magazines, Newspapers, Scholarly Journals), "Document Type," (including Cover Story, Editorial, or Interview), and "Location."
Above each set of articles you retrieve ProQuest will display related Subject searches to help either broaden or narrow your focus.
PsycINFO : The American Psychological Association use their own Subject vocabulary (called "Descriptors"), so a visit to the "Thesaurus" above the search slots is usually a good idea. Among the Descriptors available here are Fame, Celebrities, Fantasy, Audiences, Sports spectators, and Popular culture.
PsycINFO deals only with scholarly literature, much of it assuming a graduate-level understanding of the discipline. But among these you may find interesting, accessible articles on your topic.
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User Advisory: The academic journals covered here feature numerous book reviews, so it's a good idea to tic the "Article" limit below the search slots so you won't be overwhelmed by book reviews on your topic.
Project Muse : provides 100% full text of mostly scholarly journals, but its coverage is entirely current--mainly spanning the only last 10-15 years. Muse uses a "black box" search approach--you enter your search terms in one slot with no designated field options. This broad approach to searching tends to generate large retrievals, so it's best to be as specific as possible. And note--once you have a retrieval set, you can add more search terms by clicking "Modify Search" at the top.
Nexis Uni (replaces LexisNexis) Law Reviews: Offering a keyword search of 100% full text law reviews (publishers of scholarly articles on legal issues), this is an easy database to use poorly and a bit tricky to use well. In order not to be overwhelmed by articles in which your search terms are mentioned in passing but are not the prime focus, use the atleast command to target articles in which your topic words are required to appear at least a certain number of times. For example, atleast5(celebrities and privacy) or atleast5(celebrities and fans) will retrieve only the articles in which those terms are used repeatedly. Note: the term or terms to which you want this command to apply must be put in parentheses with no space between the number you choose and the first parenthesis.
CQ Researcher : see this 2012 issue on Celebrity Advocacy: Do Stars Influence Issues, Politics?
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Selected Ebook Central Titles
- Adoring Audience : Fan Culture and Popular Media
- Fandom At The Crossroads : Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships
- Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine : A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers
- Fan Fiction and Copyright : Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection
- Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions : Remake/Remodel
- Cult Film Stardom : Offbeat Attractions and Processes of Cultification
- Cult Pop Culture : How the Fringe Became Mainstream
- Hollywood Stardom
- Film Stardom, Myth and Classicism : The Rise of Hollywood's Gods
- Cinema and Spectatorship
- Living with Star Trek : American Culture and the 'Star Trek' Universe
- Trekkers : Stories by Fans for Fans
- Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the "Twilight" Series
- Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy : Doctor Who in Time and Space : Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012
- Doctor Who Franchise : American Influence, Fan Culture and the Spinoffs
- Science Fiction Audiences : Doctor Who, Star Trek, and Their Fans
- Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom : Essays on the BBC Series
- Tramps Like Us : Music and Meaning among Springsteen Fans
- Morrissey : Fandom, Representations and Identities
- Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers : Exploring Participatory Culture
- Audience Evolution - New Technologies and the Transformation of Media Audiences
- Audiences : Defining and Researching Screen Entertainment Reception
- Media and Audiences
- Media Audiences : Television, Meaning, and Emotion
- Modes of Spectating
- Elusive Fan : Reinventing Sports in a Crowded Marketplace
- Fanatics : Power, Identity and Fandom in Football
- Fandom At The Crossroads : Celebration, Shame and Fan/Producer Relationships
- Fame Attack
- Fame Us : Celebrity Impersonators and the Cult(ure) of Fame
- Look at Me! : The Fame Motive from Childhood to Death
- Understanding Celebrity
- Short History of Celebrity
- Self-Exposure : Human-Interest Journalism and the Emergence of Celebrity in America, 1890-1940
- Stalking, Threatening, and Attacking Public Figures : A Psychological and Behavioral Analysis
- Natural Born Celebrities : Serial Killers in American Culture
Selected Web Sites
- Americans and Science Fiction in the early cold war era: Fans and Fandom A historical overview from U. Mass Libraries.
- Fan Fiction, Fandom, and Fanfare: What's All the Fuss? A legal analysis.
- Fans & Fandom Interesting slide show posted by the History Department at the University of Michigan.
- Degrees of Fandom: Authenticity & Hierarchy in the age of media Convergence 2011 Ph.D Thesis submitted at the University of Kansas. Use the Table of Contents on pages vii-viii to dip into it--and check out the bibliography.
- Celebrity and Fandom on Twitter: Examining Electronic Dance Music in the Digital Age 2012 Masters Thesis at the University of Texas, Austin.
- Comic Book Fandom and Stigma Consciousness: 2013 Master's Thesis from Western Michigan University.
- Studying fan activities on Twitter: Reflections on methodological issues emerging from a case study on The West Wing fandom Scholarly article from First Monday: an open-access peer-reviewed internet journal.
- Online Fan Fiction, Global Identities, and Imagination 2009 scholarly article.
- The Fandom.net This site's mission is "to create a haven for people of all fandoms to interact together and share their love of fiction, while also boosting the fan sites who devote themselves so tirelessly to beloved fans worldwide."
- Fanfiction.net Large internet archive of fan fiction.
- Open Directory Project I've linked you into the results page for a search on "Fans." This list of linked fan sites and fan clubs goes on for pages--just keep clicking "more" at the bottom--with the entry words allowing you to browse for types of fan sites: for example, Arts, Games, and Sports, with Arts broken down into Animation and Music and Literature
- Who owns fandom? Interesting 2013 article from Salon magazine.
- Popular Culture: Resources for Critical Analysis: An excellent gateway to critical readings of movies, television, music, and cyberculture.
- PopMatters: A wide range of pop culture news and commentary.
- In Media Res: A forum for a wide range of pop culture commentary. This links you to the "Recent Posts" page, from the bottom of which you can page backwards. Or use the site search slot at the top right.
- Ultimate Science Fiction Web Guide: They claim 6,000 links--though some sections of this haven't been updated for 10 years. Use those small red boxes to navigate--and note in particular "Timeline."
- SF Site: A great deal of content here, so explore. Be sure not to overlook the Link Sites, Topical lists, or Author & Fan Websites
- Center for the Study of Science Fiction: Based at the university of Kansas, this is an excellent gateway to Web resources. In particular, scroll down to "SF Teaching and Scholarly Resources."
MLA is the citation style used by most disciplines in the Humanities. Here is my guide to the latest (2016) update of the MLA style.
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