Thursday, April 17, 2014

CFP Lord of the Rings Fan Phenomena Collection (proposals by 5/15/14)

CFP: The Lord of the Rings Fan Phenomena
full name / name of organization:
Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
contact email:

Intellect's Fan Phenomena series is seeking chapters for a new volume on fandom and The Lord of The Rings films. The series explores and decodes the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cult phenomenon, and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

The Lord of the Rings (Fan Phenomena) title will examine the film's ‘fan culture’, including matters of audience participation and iconic status, as well as other areas of influence and impact. Subjects are to be addressed in a thoughtful and accessible manner aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural, economic, and social aspects of The Lord of the Rings.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

Fan media
Cult status
Film-based tourism
Web site and forum interactions
Character franchises
Adaptation processes
Audience reception
Prequels/sequels (The Hobbit in particular)
Film location guides
Fantasy fandom
Collector editions
Media design
The importance of ‘location’
Gender portrayal
The Philosophy of LOTR

Interviews with The Lord of the Rings tour organisers, fan-media coordinators, or authors of LOTR-related books (especially of tourism and film guides) will also be considered.

Please send an abstract (300 words) and a short bio (250 words) by 15 May 2014. For selected abstracts, the final chapters of 3000-3500 words will be due 1 September 2014. Please direct all questions and submissions to Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell:

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