#FANS7 - Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference
City: Ft. Worth
Abstr. due: 15.12.2018
Dates: 09.06.19 — 10.06.19
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: The Phoenix Papers
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the 4.2 edition of The Phoenix Papers, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of fandom and neomedia studies. Acceptance for publication in this edition will also make the author eligible to present at #FANS7 , 9-10 June 2019, in Ft. Worth, TX.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
Ours is an interdisciplinary group, including historians, psychologists, scientists, writers, independent scholars, and industry professionals. This allows for a wide range of opinions in our peer review process, both for the conference and the journal. We welcome contributions from all disciplines and from all levels of academic achievement as we value the intersection of fandom and academia. Our conference is thus unique in its blend of traditional and modern elements. Submissions are welcome from professors, students, and independent researchers. Topics may come from anime, manga, science fiction, television series, movies, radio, performing arts, or any other popular culture phenomenon and their respective fandom groups.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Women and minorities in media
Esports and team dynamics
Stage performance and puppet shows
(Mis)representations of law and IP law
Science in cinema
Politics in video games
Foodie fandom and celebrity chefs
Race in popular culture
Multilingual media and code switching
Pop culture parenting
Costuming and cosplay
Social media in war zones
Ecocinema and ecocriticism
Economics of fandom
Abstracts of no more than 500 words must be submitted by 15 December 2018. Please also include your CV. Authors accepted for the journal will be notified by 15 January 2019. Authors with successful submissions will also be invited to present at our annual conference in Ft. Worth, TX. Attendance at the conference does not affect publication. Further details on the conference will be posted with the #FANS7/5.1 journal edition CFP.
Conference Web-Site: http://fansconf.a-kon.com/dRuZ33A/?p=967