Thursday, November 15, 2012

CFP: Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance (PCA/ACA Washington 2013)

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association is seeking papers and roundtables for the Joint National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference to be held March 27-30, 2013, at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Papers which cover any aspect of Paranormal Romance are sought for presentation. 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 2013 in order to provide panelists ample time to adjust their presentation time).

If you want to form your own panel of 3 or 4 presenters unified around a particular theme or work, please feel free to do so.

Roundtable panels of 3 to 4 presenters (one designated as the moderator) are also sought. You may only present one paper, but you may participate in as many roundtable discussions as are accepted. Roundtable discussions offer panelists 5 to 10 minutes each to informally discuss their subject matter (no reading of papers). The remaining hour is interactive audience participation.

All presenters must be (or become) members of the PCA or ACA and must register for the conference. Membership and registration information will be available upon presentation acceptance.

To have your proposal considered for presentation, please send a 250-350 word abstract by December 7th to the PCA/ACA website. Go to Click on “Area Chairs.” Go to “The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film” and submit your proposal to the link that says “database.”

Please email Mary Findley at or Phil Simpson at should you have any questions.

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