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Introduction: ‘As if’: women in genres of the fantastic, cross-platform entertainments and transmedial engagements

Special Issue about women in the transmedia fantastic, Continuum 33, 2, online 24 January, 2019, ed. by Stephanie Green, Amanda Howell, and Rikke Schubart.

The articles in this Special Issue reflect critically on the shifting shapes of screen femininity and female heroism in the transmedia fantastic, also the roles of female stars, creators, audiences and fans in relation to fantastic fictions. Here are articles on Penny Dreadful, Wonder Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, Jessica Jones, Ms. Marvel, The Hunger Gamesand more.




Bulk, Breast, and Beauty: Negotiating the Superhero Body in Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman

This article by Rikke Schubart discusses how the choice of actress Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman negotiates between comic book fans’ expectations and society’s gender schema. It has taken 75 years to produce a movie adaption of Wonder Woman, perhaps due to the ‘problem’ of female muscles.


Adaptation and the Fairy-tale Web

Article by Cristina Bacchilega on how focusing on "fairy-tale adaptations" raises questions of multimediality that impact both adaptation and fairy-tale studies and how understanding adaptation in relation to cultural change informs the fairy-tale web as framework.


Where can wonder take us?

What changes when we choose to focus on fairy tales as wonder tales and where can this approach take us? Article by Cristina Bacchilega. 


 Predictive minds in Ouija board sessions

In this article by Marc Andersen,  Kristoffer Nielbo, et. al. they examine the practises of Ouija-board enthusiasts equipped with eye-tracking technology.