ISSN: 20466692
Online ISSN: 20466706
First published in 2013
3 issues per volume
Current Issue:
Volume 6 / Issue 2 Free Issue
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Call for Papers

All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.

Journal of Fandom Studies is an 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
• 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 (between 800–1,200 words) as well as suggestions for thematic issues. 

Download the Notes for Contributors here

For more information, please contact:

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

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.


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