CFP: Popular Politics and Vampire Stories: The Appropriation of Vampires in 21st Century Narratives (UK) (6/4/07; 7/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Eve Smith

Call for papers
Popular Politics and Vampire stories: the appropriation of vampires in
21st century narratives

A one day colloquium hosted by the Association for Research in Popular
Fiction at Dean Walters Building, Liverpool John Moores University on
Saturday 14th July 2007

Traditionally the vampire was posited as a remote and solitary figure
through which political discourses were displayed but contained. In
late twentieth century narratives vampires have become agents for debate
on issues central to a changing society. This colloquium will explore
the diverse forms of vampire in contemporary popular fiction. We
welcome 20 minute papers considering popular fiction across any media,
topics may include, but are not limited to:

The vampire in 21st century narratives about community
Normalising the other
The vampire as a force for change
Vampire hybridity
Appropriation of the iconography of the vampire
Taming the monstrous
The vampire in young adult fiction
Vampire families and tribes
Vampire narratives for the very young, Bunnicula, Mona the vampire etc

Please send 1 page abstracts or expressions of interest by 4th June 2007
to: Annie Gosling and Eve Smith, Department of Media and Cultural
Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building, St
James Road, Liverpool L1 7BR UK
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