Popular Fictions: Selling Culture 20th-21st November 2010

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Association for Research in Popular Fictions
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Popular fictions: selling culture?

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st November 2010
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

We welcome papers considering popular narratives or cultural practices across any media (film, television, graphic novel, radio, print, cartoons and other narrative art, online), historical period and genre.

Topics for this conference might include, but are not limited to:

Book clubs and reading groups
Online discussions and communities
Fandom and cult media
Interactive fictions
Cultural industries and the production of culture
Cultural policy, cultural texts
Nineteenth-century serialisation
The bestseller
Interactive audiences
Lending / renting commodities (e.g. the iPlayer and other IPTV)
Consumption and lifestyle
Merchandising and collecting
Product placement in popular narrative
Popular fictions as multi-platform brands
Long format TV
3D and other immersive media
Children's fictions
Online and multiplayer gaming
Copyright and format
360-degree commissioning
Christmas books and specials
Content not conduit
Advertising and narrative
Selling science fiction and fantasy
Promotion and the author

Please contact: Nickianne Moody, convenor for ARPF, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building, St James Road,
Liverpool L1 7BR, U.K. by 1st August 2010
Email arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk Fax: +44 (0)151 643 1980
Calls for specific panels will be announced via the ARPF website www.arpf.org.uk