fan studies and fandom
CFP: 30 years of Pixar Animation Studios – Symposium
Saturday 10th December 2016, King’s College London
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon.
Join us for the 38th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 15-18, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2016.
Any and all topics will be considered. Insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly are always welcome, but Whedon’s body of work continues to expand, and we encourage proposals on:
CFP: Replacement chapters needed for contracted collection, Undressing Sexual Taboo in the Liberal Arts
Call for Proposals:
And Now for Something Completely Different: Critical Approaches to Monty Python
Editors: Kate Egan, Aberystwyth University, Wales
Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University USA
***Deadline for 250-word proposals and CVs: Oct. 20th, 2016
Bridging Gaps: Where is the film scholar in Hollywood filmmaking?
Performance Café, University of Southern California
Los Angeles, USA
March 18-19, 2017
In 2006’s Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide, Henry Jenkins defines “convergence culture” as “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences who will go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they want” (2). In contemporary culture, we are no longer merely passive consumers of media: we are participants in the narrative to the point where fans often actively influence outcomes and storylines well after a primary text has been released. J.K.
International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism
July 27-29 2017
East Carolina University
Since its first volume hit UK stores in 1997, Harry Potter has become a best-selling phenomenon that has forced readers and critics to reconsider how and what we read, and revolutionized the publishing industry from the bottom up. With countless accolades and roughly 500 million English copies in print, eight feature films, with another on its way, and merchandise that continues to sell too well to be pulled from shelves, Harry Potter remains a fixed cultural icon 20 years on.
CFP: Call for Submissions for chapters in an edited book
Book title: *Revisiting the Aca-fan Concept with and beyond Jenkins*
Submission deadline: October 1st, 2016.
Editor: Prof. Frédéric Gimello-Mesplomb - Centre Norbert Elias (Eds.)