Interdisciplinary Workshop on Fan Fiction (14.–15.2.20)

Fan fiction is an important part of fandom, particularly in the online communities that form around art, entertainment, or celebrities. Members of these communities produce pieces of writing taking their favourite books, TV shows, K-pop groups, and many more as inspiration, and they make their stories available in diverse online spaces, often including specifically dedicated archives.

This interdisciplinary workshop hopes to bring together researchers from a variety of fields to discuss fan fiction as a literary, linguistic, and socio-cultural practice. The workshop will also include two practical sessions: one will showcase the communal experience of fan fiction through a writing (and reading) session, while the other will provide a brief introduction to computer-assisted analysis of fan fiction texts.

Organisers: Johanna Vogelsanger, Rahel Oppliger, Olivia Tjon-A-Meeuw (all University of Zurich)
Date and Venue: 14 – 15 February 2020, English Department, University of Zurich
Application: To apply, please submit a 250-300 word abstract along with a 50-word biographical note to by 24 November 2019.
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