Fandom and Neomedia Studies

CFP: FANS Law & Politics Studies Area

FANS Law and Politics Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites article submissions to its Law and Politics Studies Area with this Call for Papers.

Topics in this area include but are not limited to:

  • Twitter politics
  • Representations of law in cinema and television
  • Legal dramas
  • Fictional lawyers or politicians
  • Fiction by lawyers or politicians
  • Media and copyright law
  • Legal and political satire
  • Relationships between lawyers, politicians, and the media
  • First Amendment and the arts
  • First Amendment and fandom
  • Censorship
  • Fair use doctrine
  • Intellectual property
  • Piracy

Submissions are open to practicing or retired lawyers in good standing, current law school students, current or former government officials, legal and political scholars, and the general public. Submissions must conform to the FANS Style Guide. Accepted items will be published in our journal, The Phoenix Papers (ISSN 2325-2316) and authors will be invited to attend our annual conference.

To be considered for publication and/or presentation at our annual conference in June 2018, please submit a copy of your article with abstract and full professional CV/resume to us. The deadline for submission is 15 April 2018.

Committee Members:

  • James Houston Bales, University of Kansas School of Law, Chair
  • Zachary Carlton, New England Law, Boston
  • Sonya Herridge, Creighton University School of Law
  • J. Holder Bennett, FANS Chair



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