CFP: Fan Studies Network - North America Virtual Conference (October 13-17)

deadline for submissions: 
July 25, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Fan Studies Network - North America
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 Call for Papers

 

 

Fan Studies Network North America Virtual Conference 2020

 

 

October 13-17, 2020

 

 

For this year, we have decided to host the virtual-only Fan Studies Network North America over five days in October to encourage participation and access, and to limit Zoom mental overload. The conference will combine synchronous and asynchronous conversations. Rather than traditional papers, we will have virtual workshops, salons, and posters.

Please submit proposals using the submission form HERE

 

 

Workshops can be led by 2-4 attendees and will focus on the development of practical knowledge, sharing of experience, and hands-on practice.

 

 

Salons can be led by 1-2 attendees and will be discussions focused on a range of topics. Initial proposals for possible salon topics from leaders are due by July 25th, followed by open call for participants once topics have been chosen (200 word response due August 25th). Once accepted, salon participants will then write 300-500 word perspectives/abstracts on that salon’s topic, which they will share with the other salon conversation participants a few days before their session.

 

 

Posters offer the opportunity to share works in progress and evolving questions. These would be akin to the in-person speed-geeking, but will be open to scholars at all stages of their careers. These should not be heavily text-based but rather presented asynchronously in a design-oriented visual and/or auditory format. These could be, for example, infographic posters or short form video essays or audio pieces (limit five minutes).

HAVE QUESTIONS? SEE OUR FAQ ON OUR WEBSITE, https://fsn-northamerica.org/fsnna20/fsnna20-call-for-proposals/

 

 

Proposals in all these forms invited on all aspects of fandom, including (but not limited to):

 

 

fandom and sports
fandom and music
media fandoms
theatrical fandom
anime and manga fandom
video game fandom
K-pop and K-drama fandom
celebrity fandoms
historical fandoms
literary fandoms
fandom and identity
anti-fandom and toxic fandom
fandoms and material culture
politics in/and fandom
fan studies methodologies
interdisciplinarity in/and fan studies
transnational/transcultural fan studies
fandom platforms and networks
representations of fans

 

 

We particularly encourage proposals that engage with race, sexuality, gender, ethnicity, class, age, disability, and other aspects of power and identity as they intersect with fan communities, practices, activities, and/or identities.

 

 

First-time attendees, fan-scholars and researchers at all stages of study are invited to submit proposals for:

 

 

Pre-constituted workshops (300 word proposal for each workshop, plus 200 word proposal for each workshop participant)

 

 

Salons (300 words for initial topic proposals; 200 words for participant proposals for specific salons)

 

 

Posters (200 word proposal)

 

INITIAL SALON PROPOSALS and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS are due by July 25.

 

POSTER PROPOSALS and SALON PARTICIPANT PROPOSALS are due by August 25.

 

 

 

Please submit proposals using the submission form HERE

For questions, please contact us at fsnna.conference@gmail.com. Conference costs are significantly reduced for the virtual conference: $30 Full-employment/$20 precarious employment/ $10 spectator

 

 

Information about Keynote Speakers & Closing Plenary: Coming Soon!

 

 

Conference Organizers: Lesley Willard, Jacinta Yanders, Paul Booth, Lori Morimoto, Louisa Stein

 

 

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