Academic Resources

Last checked: 31 May 2005

Association of Internet Researchers, an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is an international resource and support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines.

Centre for Critical and Cultural Studies (University of Queensland).

The Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.

ePrints@UQ. A collection of papers to showcase the research output of UQ academic staff and postgraduate students across a range of subjects and disciplines, both before and after peer-reviewed publication.

Femspec: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Journal. Femspec is an interdisciplinary feminist journal dedicated to critical and creative works in the realms of SF, fantasy, magical realism, surrealism, myth, folklore, and other supernatural genres. Latest issue is 4 no. 2 (2004).

Google Scholar. Beta version.

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

Henry Jenkins' website: Probably best known for Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture (1992), Jenkins has published prolifically since then. He discusses his work in detail on this website.

Into the Blogosphere. A collection of essays about the communicative features of weblogs.

The Lord of the Rings Research Project: A very large-scale audience study project headed by Martin Barker. A website on videogame theory.

Narratech: Storytelling in the Digital Age: Essays by students of narrative theory at the University of Idaho (2001). Topics include narrative theory, games, comics and hypertext.

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. Information on courses, events and conferences, and book reviews.

School of English, Media Studies and Art History (University of Queensland): I am a Master of Philosophy student in this school.

Steven Shaviro's Web Pages: Popular culture and postmodernism.

Urban Dictionary. A slang dictionary with definitions submitted by users, and voted on by users. Social theory in trading card format.


Thinking with my Fingers, by Torill Elvira Mortensen. Topics include media studies, reader-response theory, Multiple User Dungeons (MUDs), role-play games, academic weirdness and online communication.

Mailing Lists

#place: For discussion on location, cultural politics, and social technologies.

Online Journals

Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life.

Borderlands e-journal. Latest issue is 3 no. 3 (2004), "National Mythologies of Australia, Asia & the Past".

CTHEORY: An international journal of theory, technology, and culture.

Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique. An interdisciplinary journal created by postgraduate students at Monash University. Latest issue is 9 (May 2005).

Culture Machine. Latest issue is 7 (2005), "Biopolitics".

Culture Wars. The reviews website of the Institute of Ideas.

Cybersociology Magazine. Last issue published in 1999.

E-Journal: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness: The latest issue is 1 no.1 (2002).

Feminista! Latest issue is volume 6 no.1.

Fibreculture Journal: a peer reviewed journal that explores the issues and ideas of concern and interest to both the Fibreculture network and wider social formations. Latest issue is no.4 (2005), "Contagion".

Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture.

Game Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research. Latest issue is 4 no. 1 (November 2004).

Image [&] Narrative: The latest issue is 11 (May 2005), "The Visualization of the Subaltern in World Music".

Images: a journal of film and popular culture.

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies. Latest issue is 1 no. 2 (Fall 2004).

Interculture. Latest issue is 2 (May 2005), "Death Narratives".

Interfacings: A Journal of Contemporary Media Studies. An interdisciplinary journal on media objects and practices created by graduate students at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois.

M/C Journal. Latest issue is 8 no. 1 (February 2005), "Bad".

Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies. Latest issue is 1 no. 3 (2005).

Politics and Culture: An International Review of Books. Latest issue is 3 (2005).

Postmodern Culture. Published on the internet since 1990. Latest issue is 15 no.2 (January 2005).

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Latest issue is volume 5 no. 1 (Winter 2005).

Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies: Latest issue is 16 (March 2005).

Transformations: Online journal of religion, culture and society. Latest issue is no. 10 (February 2005), "Media Communities: Local Voices".

Whoosh! A non-academic journal of popular culture, and especially Xena. Latest issue is 99 (March 2005).

Worlds and Knowledge Otherwise. Self-identifies as a "web dossier". Latest issue is 1 no.1 (Fall 2004), "Human Rights, Democracy and Islamic Law".

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