CFP: [General] Fan Art, Fiction, and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Fan Art, Fiction, and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Comparative studies of fan fiction writers and communities
Slash, het, or gen fiction
Interactions between writers and fandoms.
Fan fiction genres (e.g., hurt-comfort, BDSM, MPREG, incest, etc)
Relationships between writers and their controlling narratives
Real-person fictions (i.e., actor versus character fictions)
Tensions between fanon and canon
Selling fannish creations
Photo manipulation and “vidding”
The role of the Internet in building fan communities and shaping fannish
Fan and media convention culture
Representations of self/identity in fandom
Fandom-specific language, how communication evolves for and out of the
Costuming and cosplay
Fan art

Any fandoms based on fantasy or science fiction, or horror television,
film, comics, gaming, anime, and manga are welcome.

If you are interesting in submitting a paper, proposals should include a
500-word abstract and appropriate bibliography indicating the project's
scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to include current/working
contact information (snailmail AND email addresses). Also note whether
your presentation would require audio-visual equipment.

Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division
31225 Bainbridge Road, Suite M
Solon, OH 44139

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2007. However, proposals
will be reviewed and accepted as they are received.

You can review all conference information at the IAFA website: Bookmark the site to keep checking back for updates. For
information and updates specific to the Community and Culture Division,

Please feel free to forward this call to other listservs and individuals
who might be interested.

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