Fan Culture & Theory

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Fan Fiction
  • Fan/Creator interactions
  • Race, Gender and Sexuality in Fandom
  • Music Fandom
  • Reality Television Fandom
  • Social Media and Fandom
  • Individual Fan Communities
  • Fans as critics
  • Fan videos and films
  • Fan crafts
  • Fan pilgrimages
  • Comics fandom
  • Ethics and responsibilities of academics working within fan studies
  • Global fan practices

Please submit abstracts of 100-250 words with relevant audio/visual requests online.  Click here for instructions for doing so.

Panel proposals should include one abstract of 200 words describing the panel,
accompanied by the abstracts (100 – 250 words) of the individual papers that comprise the panel.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit proposals.

If you are unsure whether your proposal fits in this area, please contact me at

Katherine Larsen
The George Washington University
Ames Hall 223
2100 Foxhall Road NW
Washington D.C. 20007
(202) 242 5090