Deller, R.A. (forthcoming) Reality TV: The Television Phenomenon That Changed the World.  Emerald (in progress).

Deller, R.A. (forthcoming) Safer Spaces.  In Gordon, U and Kinna, R (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Radical Politics.  Routledge. (in press)

Deller, R.A. and Murphy, K. (forthcoming) ‘Zoella hasn’t really written a book, she’s written a cheque’: Mainstream media representations of YouTube celebrities.  European Journal of Cultural Studies. (in press)

Deller, R.A. (forthcoming) Fans and fan cultures.  In Ross, K and Scarcelli, M (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication.  Wiley. (in press)


Deller, R. A. (2019) Captain Marvel: Why female superheroes are not just for International Women’s Day.  The Conversation, 7 March.  Also published in: Metro and The Irish Examiner.

Deller, R.A. (2019) BAFTAs 2019: Diverse set of winners led by The Favourite and Roma bodes well for the Oscars.  The Conversation, 11 Feb.


Bell, S. and Deller, R.A. (2018) Who killed Lucy Beale?: Fan anticipation, speculation and reaction to EastEnders‘ 30th anniversary storyline.  In Williams, R. (ed) Everybody Hurts: Endings and transitions in Fandom, University of Iowa Press: 87-100.

Deller, R.A. (2018) Ethics in Fan Studies Research.  In Booth, P (ed) A Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies.  Blackwell: 123-142.

Bennett, L.K. and Deller, R.A. (2018) The State of Fan Studies: Ruth Deller and Lucy Bennett.  Confessions of an Aca-Fan. part 1 part 2


Deller, R.A. (2016) Outdoor queuing, knicker-throwing and 100th birthday cards: newspaper narratives of mature female fans.  In: Bennett, L.K. and Booth, P. (eds) Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture. Bloomsbury Academic: 197-207.

Deller, R.A. (2016) Celebrity reality television and the fame cycle.  Celebrity Studies: DOI:10.1080/19392397.2015.1133313

Deller, R.A. (2016) Book Review: A Companion to Reality TelevisionInformation, Communication and Society: DOI:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1170185


Deller, R.A. (2015) Simblr Famous and SimSecret infamous: Performance, community norms and shaming among Sims fans.  Transformative Works and Cultures 18

Attwood, F. and Deller, R.A. (2015) (eds) Special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Studies on ‘Moments of Transformation’: 18 (3).

Attwood, F. and Deller, R.A. (2015) Introduction: Transforming the Makeover. International Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (3): 263-267.

Deller, R.A. (2015) Reality television and the religious/spiritual makeover. International Journal of Cultural Studies 18 (3): 291-303.

Deller, R.A. and Tilton, S. (2015) Selfies as charitable meme: the #nomakeupselfie and #thumbsupforstephen campaigns.  International Journal of Communication 9: 1788-1805.


Deller, R.A. (2014), The Art of Neighbours gaming: Facebook, fan-crafted games and humour.  Intensities: The Journal of Cult Media, 7: 97-106. 

Deller, R.A. (2014) A decade in the lives of online fan communities.  In: Duits, L., Reijnders, S. and Zwaan, K. (eds), The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures, Farnham: Ashgate: 237-248.


Deller, R.A., Harman, S. and Jones, B. (eds) (2013) Special issue of Sexualities on the Fifty Shades… series, 16 (8).

Deller, R.A., Harman, S. and Jones, B. (2013) Introduction: Reading the Fifty Shades phenomenon.  Sexualities, 16 (8): 859-863.

Deller, R.A., Harman, S. and Jones, B. (2013) Reading the Fifty Shades phenomenon.  Litro, 28 February 2013.  Available at:

Deller, R.A. and Smith, C. (2013) Reading the BDSM Romance: Reader Responses to Fifty Shades. Sexualities 16 (8), 932-950.

Deller, R.A. (2013) More Awesome Than Electronic Arts: Resistance and appropriation within the Sims gaming community.  Selected Papers in Internet Research.  Available at:

Deller, R. A. (2013) The 7/7 Bus.  In: Bennett, P. and Macdougall, J. (eds) Barthes’ Mythologies Today: Readings in Contemporary Culture, London: Routledge, 118-121.

Bury, R., Deller, R.A., Greenwood, A. and Jones, B. (2013) From Usenet to Tumblr: The Changing Role of Social Media.  Participations 10: 1, 299-318.


Deller, R.A. (2012) Gender Performance in American Idol, Pop Factor and The X Factor.  In de Bruin, J. and Zwaan, K. (eds), Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Format, Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 181-194.


Deller, R.A. (2011) Twittering on: Audience research and participation using Twitter.  Participations 8 (1), available at:


Deller, R.A. (2010).  What the World Needs… is a Doctor.  In: Lewis, C. and Smithka, P. (eds) Doctor Who and Philosophy, Chicago: Open Court Books, pp. 239-248.

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