[Air-L] CFP: Doctor Who Fan Phenomena

Paul Booth pbooth81 at gmail.com
Mon May 21 09:54:21 PDT 2012

Pardons for cross-posting!

Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Doctor Who (Fan
Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the second
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 character/film
infiltrates their way into the public consciousness.

The Doctor Who (Fan Phenomena) title will look at particular examples
of Doctor Who fan culture and approach the subject in an accessible
manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and
social aspects of Doctor Who and fan culture. The editor is
particularly interested in exploring the changing characteristics of
Doctor Who fandom, from scholars and fans alike, over the fifty-year
history of the programme.

As such, we invite papers that address the nature of fandom, the
unique attributes of Doctor Who fandom specifically, or the
relationship between Doctor Who as a multi-generational text and its
fans. Other topics could include (but are not limited to):

•	Fandom of specific Doctors
•	Changing norms of fandom
•	How one knows he/she is a fan
•	Aca-Fandom
•	The influence of other factors on Doctor Who fandom
•	Fandom of Doctor Who ancillary products, like the Big Finish audio
or Virgin book titles
•	Specific fan practices (vidding, fanfic, cosplay, et al.)
•	Multi-generational fandom
•	Doctor Who conventions
•	Gender/Sexuality in Doctor Who fandom
•	New Who vs. Classic Who fandom
•	Fandom of Doctor Who DVD
•	Fan collecting
•	Learning through Doctor Who

This book is aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural
and social aspects of Doctor Who. The book is intended to be
entertaining, informative, and generally jargon-free (or at least

Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please also send a CV or resume
with your abstract. Abstracts due 15 Aug 2012. Final chapters of
3000-3500 words will be due 01 Nov 2012. The final book will include
ten chapters. Please direct all questions and submissions to Paul
Booth, pbooth at depaul.edu.

Paul Booth, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media and Cinema Studies/Communication Technology
College of Communication
DePaul University
14 E. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604

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