PCA/ACA

Vampire Studies

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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  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

13-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
28-Feb-28 Deadline for Proposals
10-Apr-21 Presenter Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
11-Apr-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference
15-Apr-21 Preliminary Schedule Available

June 2-5, 2021 

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.  

The last day for all refunds is February 15, 2021. No refund requests will be honored after this date. Membership fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area chairs

Lisa Nevarez

U Melissa Anyiwo