CFP: Slash Fan Fiction (grad) (12/17/05; Acacia, 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Acacia Group's 2006 Conference: Politicizing texts
The Acacia Group of California State University, Fullerton is seeking papers
for our 2006 conference to be held February 17 and 18, 2006. We are
interested in papers/presentations for the following suggested panel:
Slash Fan Fiction
Slash fan fiction is one of the most popular forms of fan fiction on the
Internet. Beginning with stories featuring the pairing of Kirk and Spock from
Star Trek in the 1970s and exploding into numerous stories based in, but not
limited to, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars, slash fan fiction
takes reader-response theory into creative praxis as fans rewrite fiction.
What is the inspiration for writing slash? Is it the homerotic subtext in the
cannon? If so, how does one see that? Why is slash so popular among mostly
heterosexual women? Why are there more male/male pairings than female/female?
Papers discussing topics and controversies of slash fan fiction are welcome.
We are accepting completed paper submissions only, no abstracts, please.
Creative writing/productions/performance contributions are encouraged to
function as commentaries on or expressions of any and all topics listed, or, they
may be submitted individually for special panel consideration. Submissions that
will not be presented in written form (performances, art, etc.) must include
a brief (1-2) page explanation of the submission's relevance to the
topic/theme, materials used, and concepts explored. All presentations, whether
written, performed, or shown, may not exceed 20 minutes.
Submission Deadline: December 17, 2005
Conference Date: February 17-18, 2006
Precedence: bulk

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