Call for Papers: Journal of Fandom Studies

Call for Papers: Journal of Fandom Studies

Rolling deadline.

View the full CFP here

The editors welcome general papers (between 6000 and 9000 words), interviews and book reviews (between 800 and 1200 words) as well as suggestions for thematic issues.

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

Papers on all the many aspects of fan studies and audience studies are invited. The following list of potential topics is extensive but not exhaustive:

  • Fan activism
  • Analysis of specific book, celebrity, comics, film, genre, music,
    sport, television, theatre and other fandoms
  • Anti-fandom and toxic fandom
  • Archival work, library collections
  • Collecting, collectors, collections
  • Conventions
  • Cosplay, costuming
  • Fan/creator, consumer/producer interactions
  • Fan crafts, crafting, DIY
  • Fans as critics
  • Disability
  • Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
  • Fan fiction
  • Fan food, cookbooks, foodies
  • Gaming – video games, tabletop RPG, board games
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Global fan cultures and practices
  • Histories and historical perspectives of fans, fan practices, fan
  • Impact on fandoms of key events, such as the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Kitbashing, customizing, prop replicas
  • Methodology
  • Pedagogy, teaching fan studies
  • Performance
  • Politics
  • Issues of race within fan communities as well as in the discipline
    of fan studies
  • Reality television fandom
  • Re-enactors, Renaissance faires and festivals, playtrons, living history
  • Social media and fandom
  • Specific theories and case studies
  • Fan videos and films
  • Virtual and online conventions, fan gatherings, group watching
  • Fan tourism, fan pilgrimages

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.

Principal Editor:

Victoria Godwin

Prairie View A&M University, USA

(vlgodwin /at/