The history of fandom within children’s and young adult literature and media has grown exponentially in the last thirty years. The advent of the Internet created new avenues for fans to express their love for their favorite stories and characters as well as connect with other fans to discuss the pros and cons of certain elements of the plot.
fan studies and fandom
Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds
(ISSN: 1757191X / Online ISSN: 17571928)
As Reviews Editor for the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, I am always seeking reviewers for game/gaming-related academic books, websites, communities, and “popular” books, in addition to reviews of virtual environments and, of course, videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms). If you are interested in writing a videogame-related or virtual space-related review, please email Matthew Johnson <matjohn @ siue . edu >. Happy to entertain questions.
Call for Papers, Spring 2018 Issue
14th ESSE Conference, Brno 2018 (Czech Republic)
Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno and Czech Association for the Study of English (CZASE)
Wednesday 29 August – Sunday 2 September 2018
Scholars wishing to present their paper at the ESSE 2018 Conference in Brno are invited to submit 200-word abstracts of their proposed presentations directly to the convenors of the respective seminars.
"(Neo)-Victorian Vulnerability: Resistance and Resilience"
Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures
Call for Papers
The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
25th – 26th August 2018
Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker
Call for Papers, Panels, and Presentations
Page 23 LitConJune 15-17, 2018
500-word abstracts for papers, panels, and roundtables, offering a critical approach on comics and pop culture are being accepted for a scholarly conference at
DENVER COMIC CON at the Colorado Convention Center DENVER, CO June 15-17, 2018
Greetings, True Believer! Now in its Super Seventh Year, Page 23’s LitCon seeks abstracts from all disciplinary and theoretical perspectives related not only to comics and graphic novels, but gaming, television, film, anime, or action figure studies. Any pop culture topic is welcome!
Call for Papers
"Worlding SF: Building, Inhabiting, and Understanding Science Fiction Universes"
University of Graz, Austria
December 6–8, 2018
Everything is (in) a world.
CMCS 7th International Conference Bridging Gaps: Where is Ethical Glamour in Celebrity Culture?
July 1 – 3, 2018
Includes a free walking tour & Port wine in the charming Roman neighborhood of Lisbon!
CALL FOR PAPERS
We are currently seeking 500-word abstracts for an edited collection on kink and other fringe texts (taboo literature, self-published erotica, SM narratives, fan fiction, disavowed fictions, and other marginalized texts). In this project, we define kink broadly to encompass a range of "inappropriate" texts, understanding that kink often refers to non-normative erotic fantasies and experiences. We are interested in contributions that focus primarily on contemporary written texts and do so by engaging theoretical frameworks such as psychoanalysis, queer theory, rhetoric, and feminist theory. One of the interests of this project is an exploration of the ways texts shift in and out of different canons and categories.