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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 
01-Oct-21 Early Bird Registration Begins
15-Nov-21 Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications
16-Dec-21 Early Bird Registration Ends; Regular Registration Begins
01-Jan-22 Regular Registration Ends
02-Jan-22 Preliminary Schedule Available
01-Feb-22 Registration for Presenters End; Those Not Registered by the Date Will be Dropped From the Program
01-Apr-22 Online Non-presenter Registration Ends
April 13-16, 2022

PCA Conference in Seattle, WA

 

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 15, 2022. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

PCA National Conference Dates

April 13-16, 2022

 

Conference location

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Please do not make hotel reservations until we establish the individualized link for our room block. 

 

Submission Information

The submission deadline is November 15, 2021.

Submit a Presentation

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Purchase Registration (coming soon)

Grants and Awards (coming soon)

Areas That Accept Undergraduate Submissions

All Subject Areas

Conference Code of Conduct

 

 

Area chairs

Lisa Nevarez

U Melissa Anyiwo

Amanda Jo Hobson