Fan Culture and Theory Area

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Fan Fiction
  • Fan/Creator interactions
  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
  • Music Fandom
  • Reality Television Fandom
  • Social Media and Fandom
  • Individual Fan Communities
  • Fans as critics
  • Fan videos and films
  • Fan crafts
  • Fan pilgrimages
  • Comics fandom
  • Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
  • Global fan practices

Please submit abstracts of 100-250 words with relevant audio/visual requests online. 

Panel proposals should include one abstract of 200 words describing the panel, accompanied by the abstracts (100 – 250 words) of the individual papers that comprise the panel.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

If you are unsure whether your proposal fits in this area, please contact