Routledge Companion to Fan Video & Digital Authorship
Échéance des propositions : 15 Novembre 2023
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We are seeking proposals for chapter contributions for a new Routledge Companion to Fan Video & Digital Authorship. Fan video has perhaps never been more watched, with the advent of platforms from YouTube to Bilibili to Instagram to NicoNico to Twitch to TikTok and beyond, but scholarship has not always kept pace with the breadth and diversity of forms of fan video. We seek an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of emerging and established scholars to provide an accessible, transcultural analysis of the multitudinous forms of fan video today and where the form(s) might go in the future. These forms could include but are not limited to:
- youtube tutorials, reaction videos, & unboxings
- streams, twitch, & let’s play videos
- compilation videos, fan guides, & video essays
- alternative universe/alternative narrative videos
- web series adaptations, fan trailers, & fan films
- short form fan edits, gifs, and loops on TikTok, Instagram, LittleRedBook, Twitter/X, etc.
- Anime Music Video & animatics
- stage mixes & cover dances
- long form fan music video, fan video albums, & Multi Editor Projects
- & many many more
We hope to see the following themes weave through the companion (note that any one piece is not expected to encompass all of them):
- The history and practices of fan video traditions specific to particular cultural contexts or identity communities
- Fan video practices and traditions within Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia, and East Asia
- Fan video cultures as they have evolved on specific streaming/social media services such as Bilibili, Facebook, Instagram, LittleRedBook, NicoNico, Twitch, TikTok, Tumblr, Weibo, etc.
- Fan video making, watching, and responding as therapeutic or identity work
- Impact of specific technologies and interfaces on fan video aesthetics and circulation
- Aesthetics of specific genres & forms of fan video
- Relationship between fan video and other forms of fannish making, such as fan fiction, fan art, fan music, etc.
- Relationship between fan video and other popular forms of digital authorship, such as vlogging, remix music and hip hop, web series, video and analog gameplay, etc.
- Relationship between fan video and commercial media practices, such as the professionalization (or not) of fan video creators and the interpollination of ideas between fan video and mainstream music videos, TV, film, etc.
- Issues of pedagogy: using fan video in the classroom, teaching students to make fan video, fan video as vehicle for learning, etc.
- The educational work of fan video within fan communities (as tutorials or cultural conversation leaders)
- Politics and ethics of fan video, including issues like copyright and toxicity
- The use of video by fan activists and the appropriation of fan techniques by activist media makers
- The impact of AI on fan video making communities and fan video as a form. as well as debates within fan video making communities over the ethics of AI and transformative use vs. author’s/artist’s rights.
- Case studies of specific videos or creators’ works
- Perspectives by active creators of fan video from diverse genres
Chapters will be roughly 5000-words apiece, with the exception of case studies, which may be 2000-3000 words apiece. Please submit a 500-word abstract and a CV by November 15, 2023, to the co-editors at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject line “Fan Video Companion Submission.” Please include both co-editors on your email submission. Feel free also to email with any questions in advance of the submission date.
Authors will be notified of the status of their submission by December 15, 2023 and asked to submit the first draft of their full chapter by March 31, 2024.