Vampire Studies (2019 PCA/ACA National Conference)
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 atwww.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 athttps://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.
The deadline for proposals/abstracts is October 1, 2018.
If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also follow us on Twitter @pca_vampires or join our Facebook group Vampire Scholars.