In a 2015 essay in Transformative Works and Cultures, Rebecca Wanzo calls for “a new genealogy of fan studies” to begin to remedy the systemic oversight of race in fan studies. Drawing mostly from scholars who may not claim or be claimed by fan studies, Wanzo offers a genealogy of black popular culture theorists who have engaged in “black fan criticism and acafandom.”
General submissions are invited for two of Anaphora's journals. PLJ focuses on literary theory, as well as fiction stories, poetry and other creative and non-fiction works. CCR surveys various visual and audio mediums, including film and music. Critical essays, book or film reviews, creative works, art, illustrations, photography, and various other types of projects are invited. Contributors can be academics, graduate students or professionals in the relevant fields. General interest projects on business, agriculture, pop culture, and the like are also of interest. You can see excerpts from the journals on Anaphora's website and in the Amazon LookInsides of the issues. Each issue is available in print, and as EBSCO and ProQuest ebooks.
The Poetics of Faith: Exploring Belief in Modern and Contemporary Poetry
12-14 January 2018, University of York
Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives
Symposium on the 13/12/2017 at The University of Northampton UK
From JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series to Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Young Adult (YA) narratives have grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Adopting a range of genres and platforms including the Bildungsroman and the coming of age teen drama, YA narratives represent a significant cultural means to explore the formation of identity in all its varied aspects. This one day symposium at the University of Northampton will investigate the representation of identity constructions in relation to narrative form in YA narratives both past and present.