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[Commlist] CfP for Fan Studies Network Australasia

Tue Apr 16 20:40:28 GMT 2019



*Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference, 2019*

*Venue:*Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

*Date:*11-13^th  December, 2019

*Proposal Deadline*:15^th  July, 2019

The 2019 FSN Australasia Conference focuses on the impact of technological, cultural, and media change on shifting fan practices, and vice versa: the impact of fan practices on technological, cultural, and media change. The Conference aims to showcase diverse approaches to a wide range of fan communities and practices across four core areas:*/screen and digital cultures /*(such as film, television, videogames, online and other digital media); */public leisure cultures /*(such as sport, theme parks, festivals and conventions, popular culture stores, and concerts); */audio cultures /*(such as podcasts, radio, and music); and */material cultures /*(such as comic books, toys, books, and board games). Please see attached CFP for further information on suggested presentation topics.

We invite submissions for individual research papers of 20 minutes as well as pre-constituted panels of three to four presenters. Proposals of no more than 300 words (with 150 word bio) should be sent to Jessica Balanzategui (jbalanzategui /at/ <mailto:(jbalanzategui /at/> by 15^th  July 2019, as should any queries.

*Keynote speakers:*

*Dr Bertha Chin *

Lecturer of Social Media and Communication

Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak, Malaysia

Editor: */Crowdfunding the Future: Media Industries, Ethics, and Digital Society /*(with Lucy Bennett & Bethan Jones, 2015)

Editor: */Crowdfunding /Issue of /New Media and Society /*(with Bennett and Jones, 2015)

Editor: */Transcultural /Issue of /Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies /*(with Lori Morimoto, 2015).

*Dr Benjamin Woo *

Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Communication

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Author: */Getting a Life: The Social Worlds of Geek Culture /*(2018)

Author: */The Greatest Comic Book of All Time: Symbolic Capital and the Field of American Comic Books /*(with Bart Beaty, 2016)

Editor: */Scene Thinking: Cultural Studies from the Scenes Perspective /*(with Stuart Poyntz and Jamie Rennie, 2016).

*Professor Melanie Swalwell *

Professor of Digital Media Heritage

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

Editor: */Fans and Videogames: Histories, Fandoms, Archives /*(with Angela Ndalianis and Helen Stuckey, 2017)

Editor: */Born Digital Cultural Heritage /Issue of /Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media /*(with Angela Ndalianis, 2016)

Lead Investigator of the digital heritage project *“Play it Again: Creating a Playable History of Australasian Digital Games” *in collaboration with the Australian Centre of the Moving Image.

*_Further industry events and keynote speakers to be announced._*

*Conference Steering Committee:*

*Dr Jessica Balanzategui *((jbalanzategui /at/ <mailto:(jbalanzategui /at/>)

*Dr Liam Burke *

*Dr Naja Later *

*Tara Lomax *

*Andy Lynch *

*Professor Angela Ndalianis*

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