Vampires, Parasites, and Invaders in Nature and Society

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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas/Shippensburg University

PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Bloodsucking, parasitism and invasion have long haunted our human imaginations and played a crucial role in shaping our natural world. Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks essays and scholarly articles that explore the themes of parasitism and alien invasion from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives–including those of biology,cultural studies, sociology, philosophy, psychology, economics, and literary theory.
Articles might analyze how authors and/or societies have represented vampires in literature, folklore, or the media. Or the biological processes underlying parasitism or alien invasion among individual or multiple species within an ecosystem.
Articles that discuss the economic, social, and biological impact of parasites and invasive species on human populations are encouraged. Theme-related photographs,poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

Manuscripts accepted — NOW until AUGUST 17, 2009

Preferred format - Chicago Manual of Style, in text with endnotes.
Publication date October/November 2009.
Submit manuscripts electronically to

Proteus (717) 477-1206