Call for Papers: Fan Phenomena: Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Fan Phenomena: Rocky Horror Picture Show

Editor, Marisa C. Hayes

Now accepting abstracts to be considered for a new book Fan Phenomena: The Rocky Horror Picture Show from Intellect Press. This title will be part of the latest 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 infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Fan Phenomena) title will examine the film’s fan culture, its essential role in creating the midnight movie, audience participation, and cult film cultures, as well as other areas of influence and social impact. Subjects are to be addressed in a thoughtful and accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

– the film’s role in creating a culture of the midnight movie, audience participation, and the cult film circuit

-influence of developing the pastiche tribute film (for its homage to B-Grade Sci Fi, Hammer horror, early 20th century musicals, pulp, comics, etc.)

-queer theory

-sexual liberation

-glam rock aesthetics/drag style

-hedonism

-language and linguistics explorations pertaining to the creative use of dialogue and audience call and response during the film

-diverse aspects of fan art, fan tributes, and fan culture

-economics of fan culture, including creation of low budget cult classic and/or how a cult subject becomes a franchise (sequels, stage revivals, etc.)

Ten essays will be selected and published within the following broad section categories: Fashion, Fan Media, Language, Economics, Virtual, Influence, Philosophies, Character/Characterization.

Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please include a CV or resume with your abstract. Abstracts due March 3, 2014. Final chapters of 3,000-3,500 words will be due July 15, 2014. Please direct all questions and submissions to editor Marisa Hayes: marisa@videodansebourgogne.com

 

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