Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (UK)
Simon TURNER is a PhD Research Student at Birkbeck College, University of London (England). Simon is interested in fandom and fan communities with a particular focus on online communities. This includes an interest in online communication and communities. His doctoral thesis is titled “Yaoi and Online Fan Practices: A Netnographic Approach to a Yaoi Manga Fan Site, Exploring Users’ Practices Online”.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 1st International Worskhop (2013) :
"Making friends the Japanese way: Exploring yaoi manga fans's online practices"
Publications with Mutual Images Journal
Vol. 1 (Summer 2016):
Between Texts and Images: Mutual Images of Japan and Europe
Vol. 2 (Winter 2017):
Japanese Pop Cultures in Europe Today: Economic Challenged, Mediated Notions, Future Opportunities
"Book review- The end of cool Japan by Marc Mclelland" (p. 218-224)