ISSN: 20466692
Online ISSN: 20466706
First published in 2013
2 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 2 / Issue 2 Free Issue
JFS 1.1
Call for Papers

Download the CFP for the special issue on K-pop and K-drama fandoms here.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 31 October 2013.
Deadline for submission of Full Papers: 15 January 2014.

The Journal of Fandom Studies is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that will be published by Intellect from 2012. The multi-disciplinary nature of fan studies makes the development of a community of scholars sometimes difficult to achieve. The 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). The 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
• gender
• methodology
• 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 (contact Jacqui Miller: as well as suggestions for thematic issues. 

For more information, please contact the editors:

Katherine Larsen
Teaching Assistant Professor
University Writing Program
Ames Hall 223
George Washington University
2100 Foxhall Road
Washington, D.C. 20007
202 242 5090

Lynn Zubernis, PhD
Assistant Professor
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department of Counselor Education
1160 McDermott Drive, Ste 102
West Chester PA 19380
610-436-2559 x2558/fax 610-425-7432

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