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Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom
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CFP: Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom
“It’s an interesting, exciting thing -- if used wisely.” (Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling on fan interaction)
“Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.” (Dave Barry, writer and humourist)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Inter-Disciplinary.Net is pleased to announce the launch of the Global Research Project on Fandom. Over the course of an ongoing series of events, the project will facilitate deeper engagements involving participants from across disciplinary and professional backgrounds in explorations of the nature, meaning and implications of fandom as it impacts individuals, fan communities and the societies in which they operate. For our inaugural event, we welcome the submission of proposals for research papers, short position papers, workshops and performances/installations dealing with any aspect of fans and fandom. Submissions may address any aspect of fandom, including but not limited to:
Case studies of specific fans/fandoms
This event is part of the Global Transmedia Research Initiative, whose aim is to bring together people from different disciplinary and professional backgrounds in an ongoing series of events dedicated to generating dialogue and research around the many facets of fandom. In light of the project’s emphasis on open engagement and discussion, there is an expectation that delegates attend all sessions and participate fully. A range of publishing opportunities are attached to this project and further details will be discussed during the Development Meeting at the end of the event.
Non-Residential: £255 covers registration, morning/afternoon tea, lunches and wine reception
Residential: £300 covers registration, morning/afternoon tea, lunches, wine reception and 2 nights of accommodation at the college
We regret that as a not-for-profit network, Inter-Disciplinary.Net is not in a position to assist with conference travel or subsistence.
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