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

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Gregory Thompson
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Call for Papers: Culture of Fandom=20

2007 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association

28th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico


February 14-17, 2007


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


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.


General Sports Fans


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


**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


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.



Gregory J. Thompson, Ph.D.

Communications and Fine Arts Department

Rogers State University

1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd

Claremore OK 74017


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