The Vampire in Literature, Culture & Film

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Conference Submission page
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


Call for Papers

The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film

2017 PCA/ACA Annual National Conference

San Diego: Wednesday, April 12th – Saturday, April 15th


The co-chairs of the Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film area—Dr. Philip Simpson of Eastern Florida State College and Mary Findley of Vermont Technical College—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in San Diego from April 12th through April 15th. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • The vampire on television (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)
  • recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • the fraught relationship between vampires and werewolves
  • vampire lifestyles and subculture
  • the glorious return of the Vampire Lestat
  • the international vampire
  • and anything and everything in between!

Indeed, feel free to view past programs of the PCA/ACA conference at to see what has been covered during recent conferences.

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words through the PCA/ACA submission page— — by October 1st, 2016.  Here you will submit your paper proposal/abstract and also provide your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.  Responses/decisions regarding your proposals will be provided within two weeks of your submission to ensure timely replies.

Complete panel proposals of 3-4 people are also welcomed, as are proposals for roundtable discussions with two or more featured speakers and a moderator. For more information, visit the PCA/ACA at



Phil and Mary