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Call for papers: 

 

Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference

Boston, MA March 31-April 3, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Vampire Studies

Deadline for proposals/abstracts November 16, 2020

You must be a member of the PCA to submit a Proposal

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from June 2-5, 2021.

This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance.  As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • Vampires at the end of the world and beyond
  • The vampire on legacy television shows (i.e. Dark Shadows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Moonlight, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals
  • The vampire on recent television shows (i.e. What We Do In the Shadows, From Dusk Till Dawn, Castlevania’
  • Legacy Cinematic vampires (i.e. Nosferatu, Interview with the Vampire, Near Dark, Twilight etc.
  • Recent Cinematic Vampires (i.e. Carmilla, Hotel Transylvania, Therapy for the Vampire etc.
  • The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Korean, Chinese, Latino/a/x, African)
  • Vampire Cultures and Contexts (i.e. vampire RPGs or other gaming universes, fan studies, graphic novels)
  • Vampires and the Marginalized (i.e. race, gender, sexualities, national origin)
  • Genres such as Gothic Horror, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Young Adult, Erotica, Comedy
  • The relationship between vampires and zombies or werewolves and/or other monstrous beings
  • Vampire studies (i.e. the vampire in the classroom, vampire scholarship)
  • Historic and contemporary vampiric locations and geographies (i.e. cemeteries, castles, cities)

And anything and everything in between!

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words at the Popular Culture Association Website. We also welcome complete panel proposals of 3-4 people.

Visit www.pcaaca.org to see examples of papers from recent PCA conferences.

If you have questions, contact us at pcavampires@gmail.com.  Also, follow us on Twitter @pca_vampires or join our Facebook group Vampire Scholars.

                                                                                                                                       

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully registered for the conference.

Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Lisa Nevarez

U Melissa Anyiwo