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The Fan Studies Network Conference 2016

December 9, 2015

THE FAN STUDIES NETWORK CONFERENCE 2016

25-26th June 2016
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

FSN2016

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California, USA).

The fourth annual Fan Studies Network Conference is returning to the University of East Anglia for a two-day programme in June 2016. The conference will continue FSN’s proud tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary researchers at all levels to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature social events, speed geeking, and workshop discussions.

We are delighted to welcome Professor Henry Jenkins as the keynote speaker for FSN2016. Jenkins’ work has proved extremely influential in the field: He is the author/editor of thirteen books on various aspects of media and popular culture, including Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide; Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture, and one of the key texts of the first wave of fan studies, Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture.

Registration is open here:
http://store.uea.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=9&catid=4&prodid=41

And the conference programme can be found here:

FSN 2016 draft Programme v2

Please send any enquires about the conference to: fsnconference@gmail.com

You can join the discussion about the event on Twitter using #FSN2016, or visit http://www.fanstudies.org.

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New issue of Journal of Fandom Studies published (Vol 2, Issue 2, October 2014)

November 7, 2014

The Journal of Fandom Studies has published a new issue – Volume 2, issue 2. The Table of Contents are as follows:

Fandom studies as I see it
Author: Henry Jenkins

Customized action figures: Multi-dimensional fandom and fannish fiction
Author: Victoria Godwin

Canon authors and fannish interaction
Author: Maria Lindgren Leavenworth

Negotiating meaning in the consumption of the past
Authors: Fiona Smith and Mary Brown

Writing with the Winchesters: Metatextual Wincest and the provisional practice of happy endings
Author: KT Torrey

Review of Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History, History and Fandom, 1963–2012, Gillian I. Leitch (2013)
Author: Brandon Konecny

The webpage and article links can be found here:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2759/