All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
Journal of Fandom Studies is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, first published by Intellect in 2012. The multi-disciplinary nature of fan studies makes the development of a community of scholars sometimes difficult to achieve. Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship in the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming). Journal of Fandom Studies aims to address key issues, while also fostering new areas of enquiry that take us beyond the bounds of current scholarship.
Potential topics include:
• ethics of fan studies
• historical perspectives on fan studies
• consumer/producer interactions
• archival work (using collections such as the AMPAS collection of fan letters, fanzine collections, or online archives)
• competing histories of fan practices and fan studies
• analyses of specific fandoms (i.e. Buffy, Supernatural, Justin Beiber, True Blood etc)
• fan studies theory/cultural studies theory
The editors welcome general papers (between 6,000–9,000 words), interviews and book reviews (between 800–1,200 words) as well as suggestions for thematic issues.
For more information, please contact:
Teaching Assistant Professor
University Writing Program
Ames Hall 223
George Washington University
2100 Foxhall Road
Washington, D.C. 20007
202 242 5090