The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers on either the True Blood HBO series or Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse novels for a special series of panels at this year's national PCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, Missouri, March 31 - April 3.
Please email a 250 - 300 word abstract on any aspect of either the HBO series or the novels as it pertains to the vampire in either literature, culture or film. Email to: v
or Patrick McAleer
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 2010 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 either of these works, please send panel proposals along with brief abstracts of each paper, each paperís title, and contact information for each presenter in addition to designating one presenter as the Panel Chair. Roundtable discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged (no formal papers will be presented in a roundtable).
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. Additionally, as per PCA/ACA guidelines, multiple submissions to different areas are not allowed (although you can present a paper and participate as a round-table speaker), and you must be present at the conference to read your own paper
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