Special Issue CFP: Romance/Fans: Sexual Fantasy, Love, & Genre in Fandom (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

This special issue aims to examine the romance/fan relationship. We seek to examine the relationship between fan works and romantic storytelling today. We want to explore what constitutes a romance fan or romance fandom. Finally, we want to consider the figure of the romance fan and its construction.  
Posted: 2016-09-27 More...

Special Issue CFP: Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries (3/1/17; 3/15/18)

This special issue aims to put emerging research on social media platforms and ongoing work on online fan culture in conversation to consider the impact the proliferation of those platforms is having on our understanding of the consumption and negotiation of television in era of on-screen hashtags, cast livetweets, Periscope, and the new world of “Social TV.”  
Posted: 2016-06-17 More...

Special Issue CFP: Queer Female Fandom (3/1/16; 6/15/17)

We invite essays on femslash and queer female fandom in all its forms. This special issue is the first dedicated to femslash, and it aims to collect and put in dialogue emerging research and criticism on the subject, from histories of lesbian fandom to current fan activities around queer female characters and pairings. Full-length essays due March 1, 2016.  
Posted: 2015-06-22 More...

Special Issue CFP: Sherlock Holmes Fandom, Sherlockiana, and the Great Game (3/1/16; 3/15/17

We invite essays on Sherlock fandom in all its forms, including: Questions of nomenclature, cultural distinction, class, race, gender, and sexuality; the role of Sherlockian fandom and the Great Game in fandom history; academic histories of Sherlockian fandom, both organized and informal; connections between new adaptation-based fandoms and the older fandom; fan productions; influence of intellectual property law and norms on adaptations and fan productions; Sherlockian publishing; communities, online or off; and specific national fandoms. Full-length essays due March 1, 2016.  
Posted: 2015-06-18 More...
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