Furry fandom featured in academic journal written by culture PhD student, who's a furry
An article surrounding the content of furry fandom, written by a furry university of Texas PhD Student, has been published in the journal of Transformative Works and Cultures. The peer-reviewed journal covers media and fan communities under a variety of mediums. Written by Charlie the Wuff, Furry fandom, aesthetics, and the potential in new objects of fannish interest references many prior non-fiction totems such as: Ash Coyote’s The Fandom: A Furry Documentary, Joe Strike’s Furry Nation, and Fred Patten’s Furry Fandom Conventions 1989-2015.
The three parts of the work go over the foundations of the fandom proper in the 1970s, followed by a dive into the aesthetic of the medium, and finishes with the cultural aspects that make the fandom distinct from other fan groups.
About the authorSonious (Tantroo McNally) — read stories — contact (login required)
a project coordinator and Kangaroo from CheektRoowaga, NY, interested in video games, current events, politics, writing and finance
Just downloaded the article, looking forward to counting how many times they mention my name... :-P
Interesting to note that between Nuka (Courtney Plante) at the IARP and now Charlie the Wuff(aka Kameron Dunn) here, we're now participating in academic research on Furry rather than being looked at as bugs under a magnifying glass. (My standard joke on the subject: "I was tired of outsiders writing about us and getting it all wrong; I decided it was time for an *insider* to get it all wrong!" :-P :-P :-P )
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