Now accepting abstracts to be considered for a new book, Fan Phenomena: Disney from Intellect Press. This title will be part of the latest series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.
The Disney (Fan Phenomena) title will look beyond the Disney canon of films, shows, products and places, into the heart of the fan culture that has passed a love of the phenomenon from generation to generation. This project is aimed for both fans and those interested in the cultural aspects and social impacts of Disney.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
· Disneyana and the economics of collecting Disney merchandise
· The D23, the Official Disney Fan Club vs. grassroots fan clubs (including the original Mickey Mouse clubs)
· Experiencing hyperreality: Theme Park events and pilgrimage
· Fan podcasts, websites
· Retelling Disney stories through YouTube videos or Reddit theories
· Disney goth/villains and the aesthetics of the shadow/darker side of Disney
· The ethos of the Disney family
· The mythos of Uncle Walt
· The diverse aspects of fan art, fan tributes, fan tattooing, fan crafting, etc.
Ten essays will be selected and published within the following broad categories: Fashion, Fan Media, Language, Economics, Virtual, Influence, Philosophies, Character/Characterization.
Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please include a CV with your abstract. Abstracts are due April 30, 2017. Final chapters of 3,000-3,500 words will be due September 1, 2017. Please direct all questions and submissions to editor Priscilla Hobbs: firstname.lastname@example.org.