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General issue: ongoing submission
Sports Fandom: January 1, 2024 -- currently only accepting Symposium essays
Fans of Color Research Prize: May 1, 2024

 

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Disability (3/15/2026; 1/1/2025)

2024-06-17

Robert McRuer writes in Crip Theory that at some point in every person’s life, if they live long enough, they will be disabled. Yet, while disablement is an extremely common experience and ableism a hegemonic form of marginalization, disability is largely understudied across fields (Minich 2016, Ellcessor 2018). Fan studies has neglected to consistently explore disability or acknowledge the presence of ableism, resulting in a dearth of peer-reviewed publications on this intersection and a silencing of crip critique from disabled fans and scholars.

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Vol. 42 (2024): Fandom and Platforms

March 2024

Published: 2024-03-14

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Upcoming deadlines: 

General issue: ROLLING SUBMISSION
Sports Fandom: January 1, 2024 -- currently only accepting Symposium essays

Fans of Color Research Prize: May 1, 2024