fan studies and fandom
Call for Papers:
Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception: A Kino 313 Conference
deadline for submissions:
December 10, 2016
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); Friday, February 17th, 2017
Mythmoot combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention all into one. It develops studies in fields not considered primary in literary scholarship such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc., in a way that academics and enthusiasts will appreciate.
Mythgard Institute from Signum University is turning Mythmoot IV into a secondary-world experience for academics, friends, and fans. Confirmed guest speakers are Dr. Verlyn Flieger and Dr. Mike Drout, with more special guests to be announced. Mythmoot IV will be held from June 1st to 4th, 2017, at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA. This year’s theme is…
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Abstracts due February 13, 2017.
Joss Whedon’s short-lived series Firefly developed a fierce following while it aired from 2002 to 2003. After its cancellation, fans cried foul and demanded more, which eventually led to the 2005 feature film follow-up Serenity, along with several tie-in comic books. The series and film were celebrated for their mixing of science fiction and western iconography, dystopic settings, progressive gender representations, underdog storylines, and clever and fast-paced dialogue.
‘I Am Not There’: International Conference on Bob Dylan
18-19 May 2017
Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
I change during the course of a day. I wake and I'm one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I'm somebody else.
One of the defining themes of the CW’s Supernatural is its interest in fiction and storytelling. The longest running genre series on American television, it has, throughout its twelve seasons, broken the fourth wall in a way that no other TV show likely has. From making Supernatural itself (and its fandom) exist within the world of the narrative to the unique relationship between canon and fanon, fans and creators, Supernatural is a groundbreaking look at the way narratives are created, told, and retold. Yet most scholarship dedicated to Supernatural has omitted thoroughly exploring this crucial aspect of the series.
The following CFP may be of interest to scholars working on questions of sustainable filmmaking and race/gender equality in film.
CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE: Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Extended deadline for conference abstract submissions is November 4th, 2016
Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 4th international conference “Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?” is hosting an exclusive media workshop and features the following key speakers at the University of Southern California on March 17-19, 2017:
Conference website: http://www.utdgsaraw.com
University of Texas at Dallas Arts & Humanities Graduate Student Association
February 24 and February 25, 2017
Keynote speakers: Dr. Nnedi Okorafor and Dr. Stephen T. Asma
Theme: Hybridity and Monstrosity
Submission Deadline: December 31 , 2016
Postwar Geographies: Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, wherein mapping, locating, traveling, place-making, or turf-marking has a significant role: the Iron Curtain, the color line, “the women’s room(s),” Model Cities, etc. Abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 January 2017.
Romance is one of the most beloved genres of media around the world. Catherine Roach describes fans of romance fiction as ‘ludic readers... who read for play and pleasure’ (2016, 32). According to Roach, romance fandom is both ‘intensely private, as the reading experience can be, but also powerfully communitarian’ (32). Despite the popularity of romance media, romance fandoms remain relatively unaddressed within fan studies. Traditionally, the relationship between “shipping” and romance has been cast as either oppositional or ambivalent. Catherine Driscoll argues that romance “generally appears as a mute field” in studies of fan fiction (2006, 82). Romance is framed as a force that sexually explicit fan fiction responds to or acts against.