CFP: Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017


Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017
1-2 December 2017

University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: TBC

Since March 2012, the Fan Studies Network has provided a friendly space with which scholars from all disciplines who are interested in fans and fan culture can connect, share resources, and develop their research ideas. In June 2017, the network will hold its fifth annual conference at the University of Huddersfield, UK. Each year has seen the network grow exponentially, as the mailing list and conference attract more scholars interested in fan studies from all over the world. 

As research and interest on fandom grow in Australia, New Zealand and Asia at large, the Fan Studies Network is also interested in fostering these connections and resources. We are delighted to announce that FSN Australasia, with support from FSN in the UK, will hold an inaugural conference for scholars based in the region. 

We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for individual 20 minute papers that address any aspect of fandom or fan studies. We also welcome submissions for pre-constituted panels (for 3-4 speakers/papers). We encourage anyone in all stages of study, to the network at large and welcome proposals for presentations on, but not limited to, the following possible topics:

– Fandom in Asia, Australia and/or New Zealand

– Non-Western fan cultures 

– Producer-audience interactions

– Activism and fandom

– Ethics in fan studies

– Defining fandom

– Anti-Fandom and Non-Fandom

– Fan use of social media platforms

– Fandom (and) controversies

– The future of fan studies

Please send any inquiries and/or abstracts to by 15th July 2017

Conference organisers: Dr. Bertha Chin, Dr. Renee Middlemost, Dr. Ika Willis

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