Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Doctor Who (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the second series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates their way into the public consciousness.
The Doctor Who (Fan Phenomena) title will look at particular examples of Doctor Who fan culture and approach the subject in an accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of Doctor Who and fan culture. The editor is particularly interested in exploring the changing characteristics of Doctor Who fandom, from scholars and fans alike, over the fifty-year history of the programme.
As such, we invite papers that address the nature of fandom, the unique attributes of Doctor Who fandom specifically, or the relationship between Doctor Who as a multi-generational text and its fans. Other topics could include (but are not limited to):
- Fandom of specific Doctors
- Changing norms of fandom
- How one knows he/she is a fan
- The influence of other factors on Doctor Who fandom
- Fandom of Doctor Who ancillary products, like the Big Finish audio or Virgin book titles
- Specific fan practices (vidding, fanfic, cosplay, et al.)
- Multi-generational fandom
- Doctor Who conventions
- Gender/Sexuality in Doctor Who fandom
- New Who vs. Classic Who fandom
- Fandom of Doctor Who DVD
- Fan collecting
- Learning through Doctor Who
This book is aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of Doctor Who. The book is intended to be entertaining, informative, and generally jargon-free (or at least jargon-lite).
Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please also send a CV or resume with your abstract. Abstracts due 15 Aug 2012. Final chapters of 3000-3500 words will be due 01 Nov 2012. The final book will include ten chapters. Please direct all questions and submissions to Paul Booth, firstname.lastname@example.org.