[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PACA (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Zubernis/Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 

REMINDER: CFP deadline November 1, 2013!

The Special Topics Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association (www.southwestpca.org) invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. Join us for the 35th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 19 – 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Any and all topics will be considered - we especially encourage proposals on:

The reciprocal relationship between stars and fans
Impact of celebrity and fame on identity construction, reconstruction and sense of self
Reality television and the changing definition of 'stardom'
The impact of social media on celebrity/fan interaction
Children and stardom (Little Rascals to Toddlers and Tiaras)
Celebrity/fame addiction as cultural change
The intersection of stardom and fandom in virtual and physical spaces
Celebrity and the construction of persona
Pedagogical approaches to teaching stardom and fandom
Straddling the stardom/fandom line: big name fans, bloggers and aca-fans
Anti-fans and 'haters'
Fan shame
Gendered constructions of stars and fans
Studies of individual celebrities and their fans
Studies focused on specific fandoms
Historical studies of fandom and fan/celebrity interaction

The list of ideas is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Grad students welcome!

Submit 250 word paper or 500 word panel proposals to: http://conference2014.southwestpca.org. Choose the area "Special Topics – Stardom and Fandom" and input your information as directed. Questions please email lzubernis@wcupa.edu.