Fans, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies (NEPCA Manchester, NH 10/23-24, 2020)

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2020
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The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:

  • Creation and authenticity of fandoms
  • Fandoms, diversity and inclusion
  • Celebrity marketing, advertising, and public relations
  • Social media use and celebrity status
  • Defining fandoms
  • Fandoms and politics
  • Celebrities and illness
  • Sport fandoms and celebrities
  • Issues of fame and what it means to be famous in our culture
  • Fandom comparisons between cultures
  • Trust and value of celebrity
  • An individual celebrity


Please submit your proposal for either area via the online form at

Membership in NEPCA is required to present; further details on the can be found at

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