The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held April 8-11, 2009 in New Orleans.
Papers which cover any aspect of the figure of the vampire in literature, culture and film are welcomed for the 2009 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 vampire race, vampire sexuality, vampire myth, cultural representations and reception of the vampire are only a small sampling of the array of topics to be explored. Of course, if you are interested in proposing your own panel on the vampire (3-4 papers/presenters/discussants) we certainly welcome such.
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 no later than January 2009 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentations).
If you want to form your own panel of 3 or 4 presenters unified around a particular theme or work regarding Vampire scholarship, please send panel proposals along with brief abstracts of each paper, each paper’s title, and contact information for each presenter in addition to designating one presenter as the Panel Chair.
All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must register for the conference. Membership and registration information will be sent upon presentation acceptance.
Please note that paper acceptance obligates participants to present the paper at the conference, and that you must be present at the conference to read your own paper.
Multiple submissions to different areas of the PCA/ACA are not allowed.
To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by November 30th, 2008, complete with your name, affiliation, and contact information to either:
Vermont Technical College
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
We also welcome you to join us for a special Vampire Tour of New Orleans. Please indicate interest in the tour upon submitting abstract.
For more information about the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, please visit their homepage: www.pcaaca.org. Additional information on the Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film Area, along with a helpful FAQ section, can be found at www.vampirepca.com.
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