With the proliferation of global media on the Internet, Korean television dramas have quickly become a popular phenomenon.Not just permeating Asia, but also appearing in the U.S., the Middle East, Europe, and Spanish-speaking countries among others, these dramas lead to fans scrambling to provide subtitles in their own languages. Along with being enthralled with characters and storylines, fans find themselves listening to soundtracks and following their favorite actors to other Korean dramas.
fan studies and fandom
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Seventh Biennial Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY
The Saint Paul Hotel and St. Catherine University
Sept. 21-23, 2017 Saint Paul, Minn.
Thursday through Sunday
Call for Papers
Asian and Asian American Culture Area
2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, 18 - 22 October 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Deadline: April 30, 2017
The Asian and Asian American Culture Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2017.
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to Asian and Asian American cultures. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
Queer Studies of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals.
Wednesday-Sunday, 18-22 October 2017
St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Address: 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102, Phone: 314-655-1234
Proposals will be accepted from any area relating to queer studies, history and culture. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to:
CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017
Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in November 2016, is one of the seminal figures of contemporary culture. Aligning with the 50th anniversary of his landmark album John Wesley Harding, this conference will explore perspectives on Dylan’s work from a variety of disciplines. Proposed papers should deal with any aspect of Dylan’s career and oeuvre, whether from a political, historical, or literary standpoint. More musicological analyses are also welcome.
Theorising the Popular Conference 2017
Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017
The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.
1. History, Mythmaking and the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures
During the twentieth century, various political, musical and other youth subcultures have emerged worldwide and evolved into globally marketed mainstream phenomena. Subsequently, research on subcultural movements has flourished. However, as spectacular as subcultural histories often are, myth and reality tend to become inextricably linked in retrospectives, both in popular media such as newspapers, photobooks, memoires, as well as in academic research. Even more so, researchers have often contributed to the mythical histories of subcultures, rather than critically engaging with them.
The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries—of the founding of the Society in 2017, of the conception and launch of our scholarly journal Mythlore in 2018, and of our first society conference in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we would like to see papers and panels relating to gold, and to celebrate the work of our Guests of Honor, to the gold that can be found through library and archival research. As always, papers on any topic relating to J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic fantasy in general, not just our theme, are welcome as well.
Gold in fantasy:
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.