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[Commlist] CFP Teen Narrative Cultures and Adult Content Symposium

Thu Nov 21 14:50:52 GMT 2019

Teen Narrative Cultures and Adult Content Symposium
Perth, 23^rd , 24^th September 2020


This symposium will explore teen constructions of crossover texts that respond both to teen narrative cultures and materials that might be categorised as adult content. One critical area of inquiry is whether there are gendered dimensions to the consumption of such narratives.For example, it appears that young males are more likely to access visual sexual content more often and at younger ages than their female peers.In contrast, adolescent girls may well be writing or reading explicit sexual fiction based around key fandom communities.Fan fiction writing such as Harry Potter, Justin Bieber and Twilight fandom are some examples.

We are seeking abstracts pertaining to the symposium topic area including but not limited to the following possible prompts:

Fanaticising sexual futures

Feeling safe in same-sex imaginaries

Bragging, bravado and boys interpretations of gendered masculinity

Narrativising sex education

Fantasy as a safe space for unsafe sexual imaginaries

Selfies and discourses of sexualisation

Fictionalised coming of age stories and their real-world impacts

Affective engagement with adult content

Romanticising non-normative sexualities (eg. 50 Shades of Grey etc.)

250 word abstract submission deadline

Friday 28^th February2020

Intended Outcome: high quality peer reviewed publication

Kelly Jaunzems (k.jaunzems /at/ <mailto:(k.jaunzems /at/>

(on behalf of Professor Lelia Green)



*Professor Anna Hickey-Moody*

*RMIT University*


*Professor Catharine Lumby*

*Macquarie University*


*Professor Alan McKee*

*University of Technology, Sydney*


9.30am-12.30pm Wednesday 23^rd September 2020


12.30pm – 5pm

Wednesday23^rd September

9am – 5pm

Thursday 24^th September 2020

Joondalup Resort

Perth, WA

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