The co-chairs of the Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film area—Dr. Philip Simpson of Eastern Florida State College and Mary Findley of Vermont Technical College—are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions which cover any aspect of the vampire for the Annual National Joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held in San Diego from April 12ththrough April 15th. We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • The vampire on television (The Vampire DiariesThe Originals, The Strain)
  • Recent vampire films, such asByzantiumOnly Lovers Left AliveWhat We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • The fraught relationship between vampires and werewolves
  • Vampire lifestyles and subculture
  • The glorious return of the Vampire Lestat
  • The international vampire
  • And anything and everything in between!

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words through the PCA/ACA Database.  Here you will submit your paper proposal/abstract and also provide your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.  Responses/decisions regarding your proposals will be provided within two weeks of your submission to ensure timely replies. Complete panel proposals of 3-4 people are also welcomed, as are proposals for roundtable discussions with two or more featured speakers and a moderator. For more information, visit the PCA/ACA website.

Contact Info: Mary Findley (mfindley[at]