CFPs: Dracula, vampires, zombies, otherness

Quite a few CFPs here:

  1. Better rush for this one–deadline tomorrow, 15 August:
    A Cross-Platform Dracula Conference, 17-19 October 2018, Brasov

Our aim is to present groundbreaking research on Bram Stoker, his novel Dracula and related topics on a bi-annual basis.

2. Calling all Vampire Scholars
17-20 April 2018; deadline 1 October 2018

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 Diaries, The Originals, The Strain)
✓ Recent vampire films, such as Byzantium, Only Lovers Left Alive, What 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.

3. Theorizing Zombiism Conference, University College Dublin, 25-27 July 2019
Deadline 1 September 2018

The evolution of the zombie narrative in both culture and academics indicates its adaptability and viability as a distinct framework for critical theory. This conference aims to investigate the possibility of developing a singular theoretical framework to evaluate culture and society through the zombie narrative trope (potentially consolidated in a published volume). Contributors are encouraged to provide discipline specific, and interdisciplinary, examinations of the zombie with the purpose of formulating an overall theoretical structure of Zombiism.

4. Call for Articles for: Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.1; deadline 28 September 2018.
Ideal space for those who participated in the OGOM/Supernatural Cities Urban Weird conference!

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, forthcoming Spring 2019 – ‘Otherness and the Urban’

Edited by Maria Beville, this issue seeks to publish research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity as these relate to the experience and representation of the city.

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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