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Call for papers: 

Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference

Philadelphia, PA April 15-18, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Philadelphia, PA from April 15-18, 2020.

This year’s central theme is the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. As well, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula in popular cultures
  • 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, the Transfiguration, 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 insert updated link when available. 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.

The deadline for proposals/abstracts is November 24, 2019.

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.

 

 

 

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                Submission Page Goes Live
October 7, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 24, 2019        Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 13, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 5, 2020               Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available

February 1, 2020             Presenter Late Registration Deadline at 11:59pm – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Non-presenters and retiree non-presenters registration continues
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference


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. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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