Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers
Rolling CFP: The Phoenix Papers
The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a rolling CFP for our open access, peer-reviewed journal of fandom and neomedia studies. The projected publication date for our next edition is January 2017. Items submitted after 1 December 2016 will be considered for inclusion in the next journal edition in July 2017.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
Ours is an interdisciplinary group, including historians, psychologists, scientists, writers, and independent scholars. This allows for a wide range of opinions in our peer review process, both for the conference and the journal. We welcome contributions from all disciplines and from all levels of academic achievement as we value the intersection of fandom and academia. Our conference is thus unique in its blend of traditional and modern elements. Submissions are welcome from professors, students, and independent researchers. Topics may come from anime, manga, science fiction, television series, movies, radio, performing arts, or any other popular culture phenomenon and their respective fandom groups.
All interested parties are eligible to submit an abstract for consideration: Professors, students, artists, industry professionals, legal experts, and fandom community members are all encouraged to send an abstract for consideration.
We are also interested in reviews of books, films, video games, and other media. These should be either from the last three years or present a new understanding of a classic media title.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Women and minorities in media
- Stage performance and puppet shows
- Twitter literature
- Science in cinema
- Fanfic communities
- Politics in video games
- Historical fiction
- Race in popular culture
- Multilingual media and code switching
- Pop culture parenting
- Religious media
- Media technologies
- Costuming and cosplay
- Social media in war zones
- Ecocinema and ecocriticism
- Economics of fandom
Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a brief CV should be submitted via our Contact Us page. Please consult our Style Guide for formatting. All authors with accepted papers are eligible to participate in our annual conference in the June immediately following acceptance of their paper, but this is not required.
FANS never charges any fee to publish in our journal or to read our publications. Our sole concern is quality research and scholarship in fandom and neomedia studies.
Conference and Editorial Board:
Chair: J. Holder Bennett, Associate Professor of History, Odessa College, Odessa, Texas, USA
Vice Chair: Dr. Michael Vandehey, Professor of Psychology, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA
Dr. Darren Jon Ashmore, Professor of Anthropology and Head of Japan Studies, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Jonathan Davis, Independent Entrepreneur, Colleyville, Texas, USA
Dr. Marc Hairston, Research Scientist, William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, USA
Helen McCarthy, Author and Founder of Manga UK, London, England, UK
Jonathan Tarbox, CEO, Arashi Productions, and Adjunct Instructor, California State University at San Marcos, La Jolla, California, USA
Executive Assistant and Graduate Student Liaison: Andrew Tague, Texas A & M University at Commerce, Texas, USA
Undergraduate Liaison: Karson Knight, Collin College, McKinney, Texas, USA