CFP: [General] Buffy The Vampire Slayer-Vampire Area: 2008 National PCA/ACA Conference (11/1/2007; 3/19/08-3/22/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick McAleer
contact email: 

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 Annual National Joint Popular
Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held
March 19-22, 2008 at the San Francisco Marriot.

Papers which focus on Buffy the Vampire Slayer are sought for the
formation of several panels devoted to this hit television show as a “sub-
area” of the Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area of the 2008
PCA/ACA National Conference. Questions of audience reception, deviations
from the original film, fandom and the show’s popularity are only a few of
the possible topics that may be examined. Panel proposals of three or
four presenters are also welcome. In addition to presentations on Buffy,
we will be holding a Special Session during the conference during which we
will mingle while watching the musical episode “Once More with Feeling.”

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).

All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must
register for the conference. Membership and registration forms will be
sent upon presentation acceptance. Paper acceptance obligates participants
to present the paper at the conference, and multiple submissions to
different areas are not allowed. Please note that you must be present at
the conference to read your own paper.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please e-mail or send a
200-300 word abstract by November 1st, 2007, complete with your name and
affiliation, to either:

Area Chair: Mary Findley
Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center
Randolph, VT 05160


Co-Chair: Patrick McAleer
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
840 Laurel Street, #4
Indiana, PA 15701

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
can be found at

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