Ruth A Deller, Sarah Harman, and Bethan Jones have edited a special issue of Sexualities on ‘Reading the Fifty Shades Phenomenon.  It’s well worth a look and it’s also free to access until March.

Here’s the link:  http://sex.sagepub.com/content/16/8.toc

Ruth A Deller, Sarah Harman, and Bethan Jones

Introduction to the special issue: Reading the Fifty Shades ‘phenomenon’

Angelika Tsaros

Consensual non-consent: Comparing EL James’s Fifty Shades of Grey and Pauline Réage’s Story of O

Alex Dymock

Flogging sexual transgression: Interrogating the costs of the ‘Fifty Shades effect’

Meg Barker

Consent is a grey area? A comparison of understandings of consent in Fifty Shades of Grey and on the BDSM blogosphere

Deborah Whitehead

When religious ‘mommy bloggers’ met ‘mommy porn’: Evangelical Christian and Mormon women’s responses to Fifty Shades

Ruth A Deller and Clarissa Smith

Reading the BDSM romance: Reader responses to Fifty Shades

Sarah Harman and Bethan Jones

Fifty shades of ghey: Snark fandom and the figure of the anti-fan

IQ Hunter

Pre-reading and failing to read Fifty Shades of Grey

Feona Attwood and Caroline Walters

Fifty Shades and the law: Regulating sex and sex media in the UK

Amber Martin

Fifty Shades of sex shop: Sexual fantasy for sale