CFP: [General] Buffy the Vampire Slayer––PCA/ACA Conference (2009; New Orleans)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick McAleer
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The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area of the Popular Culture
Association is seeking papers specifically focused on the television
series Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the Joint National Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held April 8-11,
2009 in New Orleans.

Papers which focus on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and even its spin-off
Angel) are sought for the formation of several panels devoted to this hit
television show. Questions of audience reception, deviations from the
original film, issues of show’s popularity and examinations of the Season
8 graphic novels are only a few of the possible topics that may be
examined. Of course, if you are interested in proposing your own panel on
Buffy (3-4 papers/presenters/discussants) we certainly welcome such.

Papers should be limited to a reading time of 15-20 minutes (3 person
panels allow for 20 minute papers while 4 person panels allow for 15
minute papers; panels will be formed in late November in order to provide
panelists ample time to adjust their presentations).

If you want to form your own panel of 3 or 4 presenters unified around a
particular theme or work focused on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, please send
panel proposals along with brief abstracts of each paper, each paper’s
title, and contact information for each presenter in addition to
designating one presenter as the Panel Chair.
All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must
register for the conference. Membership and registration information will
be sent upon presentation acceptance.

Please note that paper acceptance obligates participants to present the
paper at the conference, and that you must be present at the conference to
read your own paper.

Multiple submissions to different areas of the PCA/ACA are not allowed.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350
word abstract by November 30th, 2008, complete with your name,
affiliation, and contact information to either:

Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College


Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We also welcome you to join us for a special Vampire Tour of New Orleans.
Please indicate interest in the tour upon submitting abstract.

For more information about the Popular Culture Association/American
Culture Association, please visit their homepage:
Additional information on the Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film
Area, along with a helpful FAQ section, can be found at

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