THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK SYMPOSIUM
30th November 2013
University of East Anglia
Keynote: Professor Matt Hills (Aberystwyth University)
We are delighted to announce the FSN2013 symposium, taking place at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, on Saturday 30th November 2013. The keynote speaker will be Professor Matt Hills, author of Fan Cultures (Routledge, 2002) and Triumph of a Time Lord: Regenerating Doctor Who in the 21st Century (I.B. Tauris, 2010).
We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for individual 20 minute papers that address any aspect of fandom or fan studies. We encourage new members to the network and welcome proposals for presentations on, but not limited to, the following possible topics:
- Fan use of social media platforms
- Fan practices
- Activism and fandom
- Producer-audience interactions
- Underrepresented fan cultures
- New modes of fan fiction
- Ethics in fan studies
- Politics and Fandom
- Anti-Fandom and Non-Fandom
We also invite expressions of interest (100-200 words) from anyone wishing to host a short session of ‘speed geeking.' This would involve each speaker chairing a short discussion on a relevant topic of their choosing, and then receiving extensive feedback, making it ideal for presenting in-progress or undeveloped ideas.
The day will conclude with a series of working group discussions, which we anticipate will lead to individual and/or collaborative publication opportunities.
Please send any enquires/abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org by FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out w/c 2nd September.
You can find out more information on the symposium website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/politics-international-media/events/fan-studies-network-symposium or talk about the event using #FSN2013.
Lucy Bennett and Tom Phillips (FSN chairs)
Bertha Chin, Bethan Jones, Richard McCulloch, Rebecca Williams (FSN board)
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