CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite paper proposals for the symposium Textual Echoes: Fan Fiction and Sexualities, to be held at the University of Umeĺ, Sweden, 11-13 February 2010.
Proposal deadline: May 30, 2009.
Keynote speakers: Kristina Busse, Co-Editor of Transformative Works and Cultures, and Elizabeth Woledge, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, UK.
The focus is on fan fiction published on the internet rather than in fanzines or in other printed forms. In an attempt to move away from the contemporary ethnographic stress on studies of fandoms, focus of papers should be on close reading analyses; how the texts can be approached as literary artefacts and what theoretical models can be applied. The symposium’s subtitle: “fan fiction and sexualities” further represents possible approaches, but is to be seen as non-excluding.
Suggestions for additional topics are welcome!
Fan fiction and femininities
Fan fiction and masculinities
Fan fiction and queer readings
Fan fiction and generic structures
Fan fiction and discourse
Fan fiction and tradition
Fan fiction and language
The importance of fan fiction today
Please send your abstract (no more than 200 words) to the project group Cyber Echoes at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information about Cyber Echoes and about the symposium can be found at our website: http://www.mos.umu.se/forskning/cyberekon (please note that information there will be continuously updated).
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