Researching Fifty Shades – the film edition!

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In 2013, I co-edited an issue of Sexualities journal with Sarah Taylor-Harman and Bethan Jones about the Fifty Shades book series. My own contribution was a paper written with Clarissa Smith exploring reader responses to the novels.

Well, unless you’ve been living in a cave, you’ll have noticed a certain film adaptation was released last weekend, and so we’re all back on the case! Sarah has put out a call for papers for a special issue of Intensities journal on the phenomenon, and Clarissa and I (along with Lynne Hall and Sarah Tazzyman) are now interested in viewers of the film. If you’ve seen it, please complete the survey.

I’ll also be speaking about Fifty Shades and reader responses to the novels at the Science Museum Lates next week if you happen to be in That London.

Fifty Shades special issue

home_coverI co-edited (with Sarah Harman and Bethan Jones) the current special issue of Sexualities journal (December 2013, 16 (8)) which is all about the Fifty Shades phenomenon.

My own paper is a co-authored piece with Clarissa Smith looking at audience responses to the books, whilst Sarah and Bethan look at snark responses.  We’ve also got contributions from the likes of Meg Barker, Alex Dymock, Feona Attwood and Caroline Walters, IQ Hunter, Deborah Whitehead, Angie Tsaros and Amber Martin.  It’s open access until March, so go and read!