Vampire Studies (2022 PCA/ACA National Conference)

deadline for submissions: 
November 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

The Vampire Studies Area of the PCA welcomes papers, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that cover all aspects of the vampire as it appears throughout global culture. This year's conference will be held April 13-16 in Seattle, WA.

This year the Vampire Community celebrates the centenary of Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.  We welcome papers, panel presentations, or creative pieces about this classic genre defining film.  As well as this broad theme we also welcome papers, presentations, and panels that cover any of the following:

      The Non-Western Vampire (i.e. Black, Asian, Latino/a/x, African)

      The Horror Vampire Byronic vs Hedonistic, or Horror vs Romantic

      Vampires at the end of the world and beyond

      The vampire on legacy television shows (i.e. Dark Shadows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Moonlight, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals)

      The vampire on recent television shows (i.e. What We Do In the Shadows, From Dusk Till Dawn, Castlevania)

      Legacy Cinematic vampires (i.e., Nosferatu, Interview with the Vampire, Near Dark, Twilight etc.)

      Recent Cinematic Vampires (i.e., Bit, Crucible of the Vampire: Therapy for the Vampire etc.)

      Vampire Cultures and Contexts (i.e., vampire RPGs or other gaming universes, fan studies, graphic novels)

      Vampires and the Marginalized (i.e., race, gender, sexualities, national origin)

      Genres such as Gothic Horror, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk, Young Adult, Erotica, Comedy

      Historic and contemporary vampiric locations and geographies (i.e. cemeteries, castles, cities)

      Vampire Studies (i.e., the vampire in the classroom, vampire scholarship)

And anything and everything in between!

To have your proposal/abstract considered, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words at the Popular Culture Association Website. We also welcome complete panel proposals of 3-4 people.

We do not currently accept papers from fledgling/undergraduate scholars, but you can submit your proposal to the special Undergraduate Area.

If you have questions, contact us at  Also, follow us on Twitter @pca_vampires or join our Facebook groups PCA Vampire Studies and Vampire Scholars.

2022 Conference Dates and Deadlines

01Aug-21           2022 Conference Information Available on website

01-Sept-21         Submissions Open

01-Oct-21           Early Bird Registration Begins

15-Nov-21          Deadline for Paper Proposals and Grant Applications