Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.
fan studies and fandom
Call for Papers: Mythopoeic Children’s Literature
Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2019
Guest Edited by Donna R. White
** Deadline Extended: April 15, 2019 ** Final paper deadline: June 30, 2019 **
In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters." Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books. Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore the literal monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.
The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.
The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature,in conjunction with Nimrod International Journal and the Tulsa City-County Library, seeks paper and roundtable proposals for the Tulsa Day of YA, which will be held at the Tulsa City-County Library on from the evening of February 21 to the afternoon of February 22, 2020.
The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.
An academic tribute to The Beatles
Lisbon, 16-18 April 2020
FCSH NOVA, Colégio dos Jesuítas, Campolide
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
Address: Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 579-1234
Stories are not only told, but are often enacted or explored through play or interactive media. This working group will share in-progress work and discuss the methodological challenges of studying these unique modes of storying.
Deadline for submissions: Monday, 18 March 2019
Send abstracts to: Jonathan Rey Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Where: MLA 2020 Conference in Seattle, WA
When: January 9-12, 2020
What is a working group? (per MLA website)