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Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from March 31-April 3, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance.  As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

      Vampires at the end of the world and beyond

Important Update - Call for chapters for an edited book, Refrigerated Culture and Pluralism: A Literary Perspective

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 8:09am
Khan & kochar
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

“No Culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” - Mahatma Gandhi

‘Diversity is strength, not weakness,’is an idea rapidly fading away. There are several thousand cultures, and several hundred belief systems in the world. However, only a few communities with their socio-cultural, geographical, and racial positionsdominate, the rest exist in socio-cultural outskirts. The saying, ‘majority Wins’has dangerously become, ‘minority wears away.’ While, this tendency is flourishing at the cost of secularism and pluralism at a collective level, it is causing dehumanization, hate, and violence, at individual level. Covert racism, socio-cultural hegemony, nationalism, partisanism, are paving way for totalitarianism.