Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an online academic journal published by the fan-run Organisation for Transformative Works. "Transformative works" is the term used by the organisation, in a public (non-fandom) context, to describe fanworks.
TWC publishes peer-reviewed academic articles on fandom and fanworks, and also has a more relaxed "Symposium" branch, which publishes meta essays on fandom and fanworks. Academics, fans and acafen are all welcome to submit articles for publication.
Special Issue on Supernatural (Spring 2010)
In Spring 2010 TWC will be publishing their first fandom-specific issue, on Supernatural. Below is the official call for papers, published on the TWC website:
Special Issue: "Saving People, Hunting Things": Special Issue on Supernatural
Transformative Works and Cultures (Spring 2010)
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2009
Guest Editor: Catherine Tosenberger
Transformative Works and Cultures invites submissions for a special issue on the CW television series Supernatural. We are interested in essays concerning every aspect of the show, but especially in studies of Supernatural fandom and fan culture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, textual and cultural analyses of the series and of the fandom (including real person fan fiction), studies of the series' transmedia properties such as the Rising Son comics and the official Web site's "Hunter's Blog," and studies of the relationship between the show's producers and actors and the online fandom.See TWC's submission guidelines for more information and for instructions on how to submit a paper.
- [In March 2010, the online journal "Transformative Works and Culture" published an issue focussing on Supernatural