The State of Fandom Studies 2018: Lori Morimoto & Sanghita Shrestova

Digital Publication
Lori Morimoto, Sanghita Shrestova
Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins, March 12
Publication year: 2018

The 'Totoro Meme' and the Politics of Transfandom Pleasure

Journal Article
Lori Morimoto
East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 4.1, 77-92
Publication year: 2018

This article is an exploration of the ‘Totoro meme’ as a site of affective, transfandom pleasure. In the Totoro meme, Japanese and non-Japanese fans alike appropriate the now-iconic image of Satsuki, Mei and an umbrella-toting Totoro at a bus stop from Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 film, Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro), to their own fannish ends, creating fan art that inserts favourite characters from other media into the scene in ways that often have a doubled semiotic resonance. I argue that this meme is characteristic not of the global appropriation of a broad ‘Japanese anime style’, per se, but a specific, affectively appealing ‘Ghibli style’, one that is fully part of non-Japanese fans’ own popular cultural repertoires. In its cross-border merging of globally circulating Studio Ghibli aesthetics with other fan-favourite media, I contend that the Totoro meme and its associated fanworks are in fact wholly congruent with, and representative of, what Matt Hills has termed ‘trans-fandom’ (2015), contemporary practices of ‘navigating across and combining and fusing fandoms’ (Hills 2015: 159). I conclude with a consideration of the implications of what might be termed ‘corporate transfandom’ in the context of transfannish citations of Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind) (Miyazaki, 1984) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Abrams, 2015).

Ontological Security and the Politics of Transcultural Fandom

Book Chapter
Lori Morimoto
in A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies, Paul Booth, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 257-275
Publication year: 2018

From Imagined Communities to Contact Zones: American Monoculture in Transatlantic Fandoms

Book Chapter
Lori Morimoto
in Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans, Matt Hills, Michele Hilmes, Roberta Pearson, eds., Oxford University Press, 273-290
Publication year: 2018

Editorial: Tumblr and Fandom

Editorial
Louisa Ellen Stein, Lori Morimoto
Transformative Works and Cultures 27
Publication year: 2018

Transnational Media Fan Studies

Book Chapter
Lori Morimoto
in The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Melissa A. Click, Suzanne Scott, eds., Routledge, 280-288
Publication year: 2017

Sherlock (Holmes) in Japanese (Fan) Works

Journal Article
Lori Morimoto
Transformative Works and Cultures 23
Publication year: 2017

Roundtable: Remix and Videographic Criticism

Roundtable
Corey Creekmur, Melanie Kohnen, Jonathan McIntosh, Lori Morimoto, Katherine Morrissey, Suzanne Scott, Louisa Ellen Stein
Cinema Journal 56.4, 159-184
Publication year: 2017

Reimagining the Imagined Community: Online Fandoms in the Age of Global Convergence

Book Chapter
Lori Morimoto, Bertha Chin
in Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition, Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss, C. Lee Harrington, eds., New York University Press, 174-189
Publication year: 2017

Leslie Cheung: Blamefully Beautiful [DCCFF 2017]

Digital Publication
Lori Morimoto, Sanghita Shrestova
Cinema, September 14
Publication year: 2017

hannibal: a fanvid

Journal Article
Lori Morimoto
[in]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 3.4
Publication year: 2017

The Good Fandom: Depicting Japanese Female Fans in Moonlight Express, Moumantai, and Hong Kong Star Fans

Book Chapter
Lori Morimoto
in Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Cultures, Lucy Bennett, Paul Booth, eds., Bloomsbury, 239-250
Publication year: 2016

Situating Hannibal in the Fullerverse: Now More Than Ever Seems It Rich to Die

Digital Publication
Lori Morimoto
in media res, September 21
Publication year: 2015

Jeongmee Kim (ed.) Reading Asian Television Drama: Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries

Book Review
Lori Hitchcock Morimoto
Critical Studies in Television 10.3, 138-139
Publication year: 2015

Fangirls in the Crosshairs

Digital Publication
Lori Morimoto
The Outtake, August 5
Publication year: 2015

Editorial: Fans and Fan Studies in Transnational Context

Editorial
Bertha Chin, Lori Hitchcock Morimoto
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 12.2, 174-179
Publication year: 2015

Condry, Ian. The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan's Media Success Story

Book Review
Lori Hitchcock Morimoto
Cinema Journal 54.3, 156-160
Publication year: 2015

Trans-cult-ural Fandom: Desire, Technology, and the Transformation of Fan Subjectivities in the Japanese Female Fandom of Hong Kong Stars

Journal Article
Lori Hitchcock Morimoto
Transformative Works and Culture 14
Publication year: 2013

Towards a Theory of Transcultural Fandom

Journal Article
Bertha Chin, Lori Morimoto
Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10.1, 92-108
Publication year: 2013

Gender and Fan Culture (Round Nineteen): Lori Hitchcock Morimoto and David Surman

Digital Publication
Lori Hitchcock Morimoto, David Surman
Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins, October 11
Publication year: 2007

Poshek Fu and David Desser eds. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity; C.M. Yau ed. At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World

Book Review
Lori Hitchcock
Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 6.1, 175-183
Publication year: 2005

Bordwell, David Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

Book Review
Lori Morimoto
Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 7.2, 131-134
Publication year: 2005

Third Culture Kids: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Language and Multiculturalism in Swallowtail Butterfly

Journal Article
Lori Hitchcock
Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies
Publication year: 2004

Transnational Film and the Politics of Becoming: Negotiating East Asian Identity in Hong Kong Night Club and Moonlight Express

Journal Article
Lori Hitchcock
Asian Cinema 13.1, 67-86
Publication year: 2002