CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, New Mexico, 19-22 February 2014

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CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PACA (11/1/13; 2/19-22/14)

The Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom for their annual Conference, February 19 – 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a great conference for fan studies scholars, grad students, and researchers from other disciplines doing related research to share their thoughts and inspire each other. All topics will be considered, although we especially encourage proposals on:

The reciprocal relationship between stars and fans

Impact of celebrity and fame on identity construction, reconstruction and sense of self

The impact of social media on celebrity/fan interaction

Children and stardom (Little Rascals to Toddlers and Tiaras)

Celebrity/fame addiction as cultural change

The intersection of stardom and fandom in virtual and physical spaces

Celebrity and the construction of persona

Pedagogical approaches to teaching stardom and fandom

Straddling the stardom/fandom line: big name fans, bloggers and aca-fans

Anti-fans and ‘haters’

Fan shame

Gendered constructions of stars and fans

Studies of individual celebrities and their fans

Studies focused on specific fandoms

Historical studies of fandom and fan/celebrity interaction

 

If you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Come join us – we always have a blast!

 

Submit 250 word paper proposals – or proposals for full panels – to: http://conference2014.southwestpca.org/ . Choose the area “Special Topics – Stardom and Fandom.”
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2013.

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Zubernis, lzubernis@wcupa.edu

 

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One Response to “CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference, New Mexico, 19-22 February 2014”

  1. afrofuturismscholar Says:

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