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Keynote:

George Landow

George Landow, the founder and current webmaster and editor-in-chief of The Victorian Web, is Professor of English and Art History Emeritus, Brown University. (From 1999 through 2002 he also served concurrently as Shaw Professor of English and Digital Culture (Comp. Science) at the National University of Singapore). He holds the AB and PhD from Princeton University and an MA from Brandeis University and an AB ad Eundum from Brown University.

Landow, who has written and lectured internationally on nineteenth-century literature, art, religion as well as on literary theory and educational computing, has taught at Columbia, the University of Chicago, Brasenose College, Oxford, and Brown Universities, and he has twice taught at NEH summer institutes for college teachers at Yale. He has been a Fulbright Scholar (1963-1964), twice a Guggenheim Fellow (1973, 1978), and a Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University (1968-1969), and he has received numerous grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been British Academy Visiting Professor at the University of Lancaster, Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, Visiting Professor at the University of Zimbabwe, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS). He served as the founding dean of the University Scholars Programme, NUS, 1999-2001.

 

Kristina Busse

Kristina Busse‘s PhD is in English from Tulane University, where she studied postmodern Holocaust narratives. She currently teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Alabama.

Her primary research is on fan fiction and fan cultures, and her work has appeared in various collections and journals, including Cinema Journal, Camera Obscura, and Popular Communication. She has coedited Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet (McFarland 2006) with Karen Hellekson and Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom (McFarland 2012) with Louisa Stein. Her current projects are The Fan Fiction Studies Reader with Karen Hellekson (U of Iowa Press) and a monograph on Fan Fiction and Literary Theory.

Kristina is coeditor with Karen Hellekson of Transformative Works and Cultures, and she contributes to the media studies blog Antenna.

The organizing committee:
The research project on Fan Practices at Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dr. Karin Wenz
Nicolle Lamerichs
Maarten Michielse
Rafael Bienia

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