Film Studies For Free is happy to announce that the May 2010 edition of the Open Access e-journal Participations: online journal of audience and reception studies is now online
This edition contains Martin Barker's 'Editorial Introduction', as well as the following articles, not all of which situate themselves within film and television studies, but each of which is relevant to audience and reception studies in those disciplinary areas.
- Shakuntala Banaji: 'Seduced 'Outsiders' versus Sceptical 'Insiders'? Slumdog Millionaire Through its Re/Viewers'
- Richard Butsch: 'Crowds, Publics and Consumers: Representing English Theatre Audiences from the Globe to the OP Riots' [how people thought and worried about theatre audiences in Britain from Shakespeare’s time onward]
- Nathalie Claessens & Alexander Dhoest: 'Comedy Taste: Highbrow/Lowbrow Comedy and Cultural Capital' [on Flemish TV audiences]
- Julian McDougall: 'Wiring the Audience' [on The Wire]
- Jeanette Monaco: 'Memory Work, Autoethnography and the Construction of a Fan-Ethnography' [in TV studies research, including on The Sopranos]