Posted in full at: http://ift.tt/1MhFhx9 at November 07, 2015 at 11:42AM
Transformative Works and Cultures -Symposium Section: Fandom Meta and History By Fans For Fans:
Symposium broke new ground in terms of making the area of fan studies something that fans themselves could have an ongoing voice in. To quote:
“TWC’s Symposium section was designed as a fluid category for fannish meta and personal essays. We want many voices to be heard, including nonacademic ones. Fan communities have been producing complex and insightful discussion for years. However, their publication in specialized zines, mailing lists, and blogs has meant that the content has too often been inaccessible and unknown to outsiders, meaning that academic study of fan texts and cultures has failed to take into account communities’ discussion of their own activities.”
Deadline for the next Symposium is March 1, 2016.
Tags:fandom meta, fandom history, Transformative Works and Cultures, otw, DWCrosspost
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