Doctor Strange in a Strange Land, or The Transnational Logics of Blockbuster Casting (part one)

Last week, my Tumblr dashboard was flooded with opinions about the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch as Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the upcoming film of the same name. While some were excited, there was also substantial backlash to the announcement that was echoed in other corners of online fandom. On my own Tumblr dash, concern centered on […]

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Three-Patch Podcast: Lustful Cock Monster

I had the pleasure of participating in a roundtable discussion on the Three-Patch Podcast recently, with the author of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World, Anne Jamison, and journalist with New Statesman, Elizabeth Minkel. The roundtable, comprising the bulk of the episode Lustful Cock Monster, centers on Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent interview with OUT Magazine; but […]

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