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Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the 21st Century

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State Library of Queensland

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South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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Academic Conference in association with GenreCon

Convenors: Dr Kim Wilkins, Dr Beth Driscoll, and Dr Lisa Fletcher

Popular fiction is one of the most dynamic cultural and commercial divisions of twenty-first century publishing. Internally, it is organised along the lines of genres, creating what we call ‘genre worlds.’ This conference will consider the ways that contemporary genre worlds function as sectors of the publishing industry, as social and cultural formations, and as bodies of texts. Who is publishing popular fiction? Who is reading it? How do genre communities form, and how do texts circulate within them? How are terms like popular fiction, genre fiction, commercial fiction and trade publishing used, and what do they suggest about the way that popular fiction is conceived of and valued, by the industry and academy alike?

Papers cover a diverse range of topics including: the relationship between genre fiction and new media, genre fiction industry developments, and the role of gender in genre.

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This is a free event. Time is allocated for Lunch (12:00-12:45) and Afternoon Tea (3:00-3:30), but not provided. Guests are welcome to attend any session.

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While Genre Worlds is being held in association with GenreCon, both events are separate and require different tickets. This Eventbrite ticket only gives you access to the Genre Worlds academic conference being held on the Friday 10th of November.

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