Fan studies is an interdisciplinary field, with scholars in disciplines ranging from cultural studies to law, from sociology to library science, all bringing their unique perspectives to bear on research about fans. As a result, fan studies is methodologically eclectic: approaches can include a combination of quantitative, qualitative, highly theoretical, practice-based, online, offline, archival, legal, textual, and/or community-centred methods, and this is far from an exhaustive list. This gives the field flexibility to address a huge variety of research questions while also posing challenges with regards to methodology selection and compatibility, different perspectives on rigour, as well as ethics and researcher positionality.
fan studies and fandom
Call for Papers, Popular Culture at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Popular Culture for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
While we welcome essays pertaining to any area of Popular Culture, we are particularly interested in explorations of “bridges” in literature and culture, including rhetorical studies, books, films, digital texts, and other media.
The Soap Opera and Serialized Television Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) is actively encouraging the submissions of proposals for its 2018 Conference to be held March 28 – 31 in Indianapolis, IN.
Seeking papers for a panel on "Comics and the Midwest" at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature annual symposium, May 17-19, 2018 at the Kellogg Conference Center, East Lansing, MI.
CALL FOR PAPERS
“Romantic E-Scapes: Popular Romance in the Digital Age”
9-11 July 2018
University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship
UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018
Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri
Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018
REMINDER: DEADLINE APPROACHING Oct. 28 2017
In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series. Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain. Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.
Proposed ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) seminar, Los Angeles, March 29-April 1, 2018Organizer: Keri Walsh, Fordham UniversityMedia Studies is currently embarked upon a period of substantial revision when it comes to understanding the roles women have played in every domain of production and reception. An important wave of this reassessment has focused on film, and on Hollywood film in particular, challenging the notion that women were powerless pawns in silent and classical Hollywood and beyond.
The Fourth Annual Dartmouth Illustration, Comics and Animation Conference. May 26th and 27th, 2018.
Scholars, artists, and researchers at all levels are encouraged to submit a paper related to the following areas:
The Supernatural Studies Association (www.supernaturalstudies.com) invites submissions for the inaugural Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at Bronx Community College on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Call for submissions