UPDATE: Slash 2: The 2nd DMU Slash Fiction Study Day (UK) (1/15/07; 2/27/07)

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Ian Hunter
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SLASH 2: THE 2nd DMU FANFICTION STUDY DAY: extended deadline and notification of keynote speaker: Sheenagh Pugh

Faculty of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Tuesday 27th February 2007
10.00 am - 6.00 pm

After the success of last year's Slash Fiction Study Day, Slash 2 offers another slash-friendly forum for discussion of the most exciting developments in fanfic.

The main focus will be on slash fiction, a category of fan stories, almost exclusively by women, about homoerotic affairs between male characters in popular films and TV series. Proposals are invited, however, for papers on all fanfic topics and controversies.

We are delighted that Sheenagh Pugh, the distinguished poet and author of The Democratic Genre: Fan Fiction in a Literary Context, has agreed to return as a keynote speaker. Her talk is on 'The Colonel's Lady and Judy O'Grady: Slash and women litfic writers'.

Please send an abstract of 200 words for a 20 minute paper to Dr Ian Hunter, iqhunter_at_dmu.ac.uk or to the following address:

Dr Ian Hunter
Principal Lecturer in Film Studies
Faculty of Humanities
De Montfort University
Clephan Building
The Gateway
Leicester LE1 9BH

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15st January 2007.

All readers, writers and academic researchers of fan fiction, as well as interested members of the public, are welcome to participate.

Please contact Ian Hunter at iqhunter_at_dmu.ac.uk to reserve a place. There will be an attendance fee of £20/£12 payable on the day.

Slash 2 launches a series of regular seminar and lecture events hosted by the Cult Media Research Group.

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