Back from London, where I caught a cold: catching up on email and found a link to this conference on fan fiction and sexualities, in Sweden, February 2010. The emphasis on close reading/textual analysis rather than ethnography sounds promising.
A people without history / Is not redeemed from time, for history is a pattern / Of timeless moments. So, while the light fails/ On a winter's afternoon, in a secluded chapel/ History is now and England.
T. S. Eliot, 'Little Gidding'.