CFP: [General] 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 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 cover any aspect of the vampire in literature, culture and
film are welcomed for the 2008 PCA/ACA National Conference. With the many
evolutions of the vampire during the last several decades and the
multitude of films devoted to this “creature of the night,” papers
examining issues such as race, sexuality, vampire myth, cultural
representations and reception of the vampire are only a small sampling of
the array of topics to be explored. Papers are also welcome on any aspect
of the vampire in film, television etc. Panel proposals (3-4
papers/presenters) focused on a particular theme or source of the vampire
legend are indeed welcomed.

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,
affiliation, and contact information 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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