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The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture.

 

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre-defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

  • The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)
  • The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic
  • 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., Bit, Crucible of the Vampire: Therapy for the Vampire etc.)
  • 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, Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult, Erotica, Comedy
  • Historic and contemporary vampiric locations and geographies (i.e. cemeteries, castles, cities)
  • Vampire Studies (i.e., the vampire in the classroom, vampire scholarship)

And anything and everything in between!

To have your proposal/abstract considered, 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.

We do not currently accept papers from fledgling/undergraduate scholars, but you can submit your proposal to the special Undergraduate Area.

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

 

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21 2022 Conference Information Available on Website
01 Sept-21 Submissions Open 
21 Jan-22 Deadline for Paper Proposals
11 Feb-22 Early Bird Registration Ends
12 Feb-22 Regular Registration Begins
01 Mar-22 Regular Registration Ends for Presenters; Those Presenters Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program; Late Registration Continues for Nonpresenters
01 Apr-22 Late Registration Ends for Nonpresenters
April 13-16, 2022

Virtual conference

 

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and registered for the conference. Non-presenters who attend the full conference must also pay membership fees.

To attend the National Conference, members must pay the membership fee and the registration fee.   

The last day for all refunds is February 20, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Area chairs

Lisa Nevarez

U Melissa Anyiwo

Amanda Jo Hobson