CFP: Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference 2019

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area 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 Washington, DC from April 17-20, 2019.

We are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

  • The vampire on television (i.e. The Vampire DiariesThe Originals, The Strain)
  • Recent vampire films, such as ByzantiumOnly Lovers Left AliveWhat We Do in the Shadows, and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Fan studies and vampires
  • Vampire lifestyles and subculture (including Vampire RPGs or other gaming universes)
  • Vampires and erotica
  • The international vampire
  • Genres such as gothic horror, urban fantasy, steampunk, young adult
  • The fraught relationship between vampires and werewolves (and/or other monstrous beings)
  • Teaching with vampires
  • The glorious return of the Vampire Lestat and the legacy of Anne Rice
  • The 20th anniversary of the premiere of Angel
  • The 200th anniversary of the publication of John Polidori’sThe Vampyre

And anything and everything in between!

Visit past programs of the PCA/ACA conference at to see what has been covered during recent conferences.

To have your proposal/abstract considered for presentation, please submit your proposal/abstract of approximately 250 words at  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. Proposal deadline is October 1, 2018.

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