Subscribe to RSS - fan studies and fandom

fan studies and fandom

Digital Media and Sociality

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:47pm
TransScripts: A Graduate Student Journal for the Humanities & Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 5, 2018

TransScripts Volume 7, Spring 2018

“Digital Media and Society”
Submission deadline: January 5, 2018

TransScripts—the interdisciplinary online graduate student journal based at the University of California, Irvine—invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of our seventh volume is “Digital Media and Society.”

Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:15am
Sydney Screen Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018


Upcoming Special Issue


Intersections in Film and Media Studies

Publication:    November 2018

Guest Editors: Dr Jodi Brooks (UNSW), Dr Kathleen Williams (University of Tasmania), Dr Jessica Ford (UNSW) and Melanie Robson (UNSW)



Deadline for abstracts: 1 February 2018

Deadline for full papers:   13 May 2018


Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:11am
Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Papers

Graduate Student Conference Spring 2018

Performance and Labor in the Contemporary World 

March 30 – 31, 2018

Duke University Department of Cultural Anthropology

Keynote address: Prof. Louise Meintjes, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Music at Duke University


Women, video games, and modding

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:18pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017


This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

Potential topics may include:

Essays on the Punisher

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:15pm
Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Punisher: Judge, Jury, and Executioner

Edited by Matthew McEinry, Alicia Goodman, Ryan Cassidy, and Robert G. Weiner


With Netflix’s The Punisher being released in November 2017, it is apparent that a character like the Punisher has a certain kind of widespread appeal. The Punisher was played with great acclaim in Netflix’s Daredevil Season 2 by Jon Bernthal. There were, however, three previous Punisher movies of varying quality dating back to 1989. None of the previous Punisher films did blockbuster business, although 2004’s The Punisher and The Punisher War Zone (2008) were successful on home video. 

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 12:12pm
Sarah Gilligan (UK), Petra Krpan & Nina Katarina Simončič / University of Zagreb
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference (#FCVC2018)

University of Zagreb, Croatia

17-19 July 2018


Keynote Speakers

Pamela Church Gibson - London College of Fashion.

Joseph H Hancock II - Drexel University, USA.

Vicki Karaminas - Massey University, New Zealand.

Stella Bruzzi - University College London.


Pop Culture in/as Speculative Resistance

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 6:48am
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Update (12/22/17): We are extending the deadline of this call for papers! Please submit your proposal by January 1st, 2018 for consideration. We also wanted to add that we now have four confirmed members for a "diversity in comics" roundtable: Saladin Ahmed (author of Marvel's Black Bolt), Andre Batts (independent comic producer of Dreadlocks, owner/operator of the Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention), Dr. Matt Yockey (Associate Professor of Film at University of Toledo, editor of Make Ours Marvel: Media Convergence and a Comics Universe), and Dan Merritt (owner of Green Brain Comics, Dearborn, MI). 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Podcast: Forms, Functions, Futures

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:28pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017



8 - 9 February 2018

in Mainz, Germany

organised by

Margarita Navarro Pérez (Departamento de Idiomas, Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)

and Patrick Gill (Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)