Publications: Dr Rebecca Williams


Williams, R. (forthcoming, under contract) Theme Park Fandom: Distinction, Immersion and Participatory Culture, Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press.

Williams, R. (ed.) (forthcoming, under contract) Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fandom, University of Iowa Press.

Williams, R. (2015) Post-object Fandom: Television, Identity and Self-Narrative, London: Bloomsbury.

Williams, R. (ed.) (2013) Torchwood Declassified. Investigating Mainstream Cult Television, London: I.B. Tauris.

Work in edited books

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘Fan pilgrimage & tourism’ in Melissa Click and Suzanne Scott (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, London: Routledge.

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘“Fate has a habit of not letting us choose our own endings”: Post-object fandom, social media & uncertainty at the end of Hannibal’ in Paul Booth (ed.) A Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies, Blackwell.

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘Saving Maelstrom: Theme park fandom, replacement and the Disney brand’ in Rebecca Williams (ed.) Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fandom, University of Iowa Press.

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘“Putting the show out of its misery” – Textual endings, anti-fandom and the ‘rejection discourse’’ in Melissa Click (ed.) Dislike, Hate, and Anti-Fandom in the Digital Age, New York: New York University Press.

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘Walking Whitechapel: Ripper Street, Whitechapel, and place in the Gothic crime drama’ in Ruth McElroy (ed.) Cops on The Box: Crime Drama on Contemporary UK Television Screens, Ashgate.

Williams, R. and R. McElroy (forthcoming) ‘Omnisexuality And The City: Exploring national and sexual identity in BBC Wales’ Torchwood’ in Huw Osborne (ed.) Queer Wales:The History, Culture and Politics of Queer Life in Wales, Lampeter: University of Wales Press.

Williams, R. (forthcoming) “We live round here too”: Representing fandom and local celebrity in Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets’, in Lucy Bennett and Paul Booth (ed.) Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture, London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Williams, R. (2015) ‘“Anyone who Calls Muse a Twilight Band will be Shot on Sight”: Music, Distinction, and the “Interloping Fan” in the Twilight Franchise’, in Mark Duffett (ed.) Fan Identities and Practices: Dedicated to Music, London: Routledge. [Reprint of journal article]

Williams, R. (2014) ‘Neighbours’ in Bridget Griffen-Foley (ed.) A Companion to the Australian Media, Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Williams, R. (2013) ‘Tweeting the Tardis: Interaction, live-ness and social media in Doctor Who fandom’, in Matt Hills (ed.) New Dimensions in Doctor Who: Exploring Space, Time and Television, London: I.B. Tauris.

Williams, R. (2013) ‘Introduction: Torchwood: Bridging the mainstream/cult rift’ in Rebecca Williams (ed.) Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television, London: I.B. Tauris.

Williams, R. (2013) ‘Tonight’s the Night with …Captain Jack!: John Barrowman as celebrity/subcultural celebrity/localebrity’, in Rebecca Williams (ed.) Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television, London: I.B. Tauris.

Williams, R. (2011) ‘Desiring The Doctor: Identity, gender and genre in online science-fiction fandom’ in James Leggott and Tobias Hochscherf (ed.) British Science Fiction Film and Television: Critical Essays, Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.

Journal articles:

Williams, R. (forthcoming, 2014) ‘“The past isn’t dead…it’s deadly”: Horror, history and locale in ITV1’s Whitechapel’, Journal of British Cinema and Television.

Williams, R. (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Unlocking The Vampire Diaries: Genre, authorship, and quality in teen TV horror’, Gothic Studies, 15 (1).

Williams, R. (forthcoming) ‘In Focus: Ontological security, authorship and resurrection: Exploring Twin Peaks’ social media afterlife’, Cinema Journal.

Williams, R. (2015) Localebrities, adopted residents, and local characters: Audience and celebrity in a small nation, Celebrity Studies. Online First.

Williams, R. (2014) The past isn’t dead…it’s deadly”: Horror, history and locale in ITV1’s Whitechapel, Journal of British Cinema and Television, 11 (1): 68-85.

Williams, R. (2013) Unlocking The Vampire Diaries: Genre, authorship, and quality in teen TV horror, Gothic Studies.15 (1): 88-99.

Williams, R. (2013) Anyone who calls Muse a Twilight band will be shot on sight: Music, distinction, and the ‘interloping fan’ in the Twilight franchise, Popular Music and Society, 36 (3): 327-342.

Williams, R (2011) ‘“This is the night TV died”: Television post-object fandom and the demise of The Wing Wing’, Popular Communication, 9 (4): 266-279.

Williams, R. (2011) ‘“Wandering off into soap land”: Gender, genre and ‘shipping’ The West Wing’, Participations: International Journal of Audience Research, 8 (1)

Williams, R. (2011) ‘“Endemol approved clones”: Big Brother, illusio and celebrity: Celebrity Forum special issue: Big Brother RIP: 10 years of celebrity production’, Celebrity Studies, 2 (2): 218-220.

Williams, R. (2011) ‘Cannibals in the Brecon Beacons: Monstrosity and horror in BBC Wales’ Torchwood’, Critical Studies in Television, 6 (2):61-73(13)

McElroy, R. and Williams, R. (2011) ‘The Appeal of the Past in Historical Reality Television: Coal House at War and its audiences’, Media History, 17 (1), pp.79-96.

McElroy, R. and Williams. R. (2011) ‘Remembering Ourselves, Viewing the Others: historical reality television and celebrity in the small nation’, Television and New Media, 12 (3), pp.187-206.

Williams, R. (2010) ‘Good Neighbours?: Fan/producer relationships and the broadcasting field’, Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 24 (2): 81-91

Blandford, S. Lacey, S. McElroy, R. and Williams, R. (2010) ‘Comment: Portraying Wales in television drama’, Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal, vol.7.

Hills, M. and Williams, R. (2005) ‘It’s All My Interpretation: Reading Spike Through the ‘Subcultural Celebrity’ of James Marsters’, European Journal of Cultural Studies, 8 (3):345-365


Lewisi, J., Cushion, S. Groves,C, Bennett, L. Reardon, S. Wilkins, E. and Willaims, R. (2008) ‘Four Nations Impartiality Review: An analysis of reporting devolution’, BBC research report


Williams, R. (2011) ‘Strigoi: The Undead’, SciScreen Blog

Williams, R. (2010) ‘Monstrosity and The Wolfman in Media and Culture’,
SciScreen Blog

Short works

Williams, R. (Forthcoming, 2016) ‘Twin Peaks without David Lynch is like …’, In Media Res. Online.

Williams, R. (forthcoming, 2016) ‘Book review: The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV’s Top Horror Writers’, Critical Studies in Television.

Williams, R. (2015) ‘Cooking with Hannibal: Food, fandom and participation’, In Media Res (Themed week on Hannibal). Online

Williams, R. (2015) ‘Book review: ‘Fandom, Image and Authenticity: Joy Devotion and the Second Lives of Kurt Cobain and Ian Curtis’, Journal of Fandom Studies 3 (2).

Williams, R. (2014) Book review: Screening Twilight , Viewfinder (British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)).

Williams, R. (2014) Book review: Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom: Essays on the BBC Series, Critical Studies in Television.

Williams, R. (2012) Book review: Enric Castello, Alexander Dhoest and Hugh O’Donnell (ed.) (2009) The Nation on Screen: Discourses of the National on Global Television, Critical Studies in Television 7 (2).

Williams, R. (2010) Cyfrwng Conference 2009 Report, Cyfrwng website

Williams, R. (2009) Book review: Jill Walker Rettberg (2008) ‘Blogging: Digital Media and Society Series’, Journalism Studies 10 (4): 568-569

Williams, R. (2008) Conference review: Whoniversal Appeal: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference on Doctor Who, and its Spin-Offs, Cardiff University, 14-16 November, 2008, Critical Studies in Television Online

Williams, R. (2008) Book review: Jonathan Gray, Cornel Sandvoss and C. Lee Harrington (ed.) (2007) Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Participations

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