Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Vampires'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver
contact email: 


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Vampires
Presiding Officer: James R. Aubrey, Metropolitan State University of Denver,
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website,

Panel description:

This session welcomes papers exploring new approaches to and explorations of vampires in image, text, and cultural practice, including vampires on film, in novels, on TV, on the stage, in games, and in other cultural practices and depictions. We welcome explorations of the vampire as other, as subaltern, as romantic, or as abject, as well as papers that shed light on other vampires—undead figures beyond such celebrated vampires as Count Orlok, Dracula, Lestat, Angel, Barnabas Collins, and Edward Cullen, including vampires and vampire-like figures from a variety of eras, media, and cultures.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.