CFP: Culture of Fandom (12/1/06; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/14/07-2/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Thompson
contact email: 
gthompson@rsu.edu

Call for Papers: Culture of Fandom=20

2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

28th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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February 14-17, 2007

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The 2007 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning
or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at
this regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

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Proposals are now being accepted for the Culture of Fandom Area. Listed
below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not
included here are always welcome.

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General Sports Fans

NASCAR

Pro and or College Sports

Fandom as a way to generate income

Fandom and social structure

Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Fandom

Creating Fan ideologies and simulacra=20

Fandom and Consumer Culture

When Fans go too far? Fandom and Stalkers

Mascots and Superfans

Music Fandom

Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi, LOTR Fandom

Video Game Fandom

Movie Fandom

Political Fandom

And much more...=20

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**There is a publication possibility associated with this panel. A
publisher has contacted the area chair and expressed interest in an
edited collection of the panel's proceedings. More information to
follow.

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Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent
to Gregory J. Thompson at the email or physical address below by
December 1, 2006. Please include a brief biographical paragraph (100
words or less) and a working bibliography for your paper.

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Gregory J. Thompson, Ph.D.

Communications and Fine Arts Department

Rogers State University

1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd

Claremore OK 74017

918/343-7659

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cfp categories: 
film_and_television