Fan Studies in the Classroom; Abstracts by December 18, 2014
Fan Studies in the Classroom strives to connect the popular with the scholarly, using popular and fan cultural artifacts to engage student interest, motivate student research, and cast a new light on learning objectives. Increasingly, teachers in all disciplines incorporate fan creations, remix concepts, and media studies approaches in the classroom. These exercises range from using fan materials as examples, to having students study remix works, to asking students to rewrite canon.
Instructors from all institutions and serving varieties of student populations are invited to submit abstracts for essays about using remix/fan studies approaches in the classroom, with a focus on practice and instruction. Fan Studies in the Classroom will be an interdisciplinary, edited collection. University of Iowa Press has expressed interest in publishing the volume. Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to write a 5,000 word essay and invite a student to submit a response to the assignment described.
Abstracts of 250-500 words
Short biographical statement
Current MLA guidelines, please no endnotes.
Submit to Katherine Howell firstname.lastname@example.org by December 18, 2014.