PCA/ACA

Vampire Studies

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Call for papers: 

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 Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)
  • Recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Fan studies and vampires
  • Vampire lifestyles and subculture (including Vampire RPGs or other gaming universes)
  • Vampires and erotica
  • The international vampire
  • Genres such as gothic horror, urban fantasy, steampunk, young adult
  • The fraught relationship between vampires and werewolves (and/or other monstrous beings)
  • Teaching with vampires
  • The glorious return of the Vampire Lestat and the legacy of Anne Rice
  • The 20th anniversary of the premiere of Angel
  • The 200th anniversary of the publication of John Polidori’s The Vampyre
  • And anything and everything in between!

Visit past programs of the PCA/ACA conference at www.pcaaca.org to see what has been covered during recent conferences.

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words at https://pcaaca.org/conference/2019  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.

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

Area chairs

lisa-nevarez-7309

u-melissa-anyiwo-7466