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"Larsson, Donald F." <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 25 Oct 2002 08:36:32 -0500
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Vampires Conference: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil
22 to 24 May 2003, Budapest, Hungary

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference
seeks to investigate and explore the vampire legend and
its enduring influence on human culture throughout

Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields
of literature, media studies, cultural studies, history,
anthropology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, health
and theology. Ideas are welcomed from those involved in
academic study, fictional explorations, and applied areas
(e.g. youth work, criminology and medicine).

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are
invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
* The popularity of the modern vampire
   (Buffy, Blade, Lestat and co)
* The vampire in literature
* The vampire in media (tv, cinema, radio)
* The gothic vampire and the legacy of Dracula
* Ancient and medieval myths surrounding
  the dead and undead
* The vampire through history
* Religious depictions of vampires and vampire gods
* Vampires across cultures
* Vampires, bodies and death
* Vampires, illness and addiction
* Vampires, gender and sexuality
* Relationships between vampires and other evils
  (e.g. ghosts, witches, demons and shape-shifters)
* Modern vampire subculture
  (blood fetishists, role-players and vampyres)
* Biological, medical, historical and sociological
  bases of vampire legends
* Vampires, metaphors and the monstrous
* Approaches to studying vampires
  (from psycho-analysis to post-modernity)
* Vampire-related disorders and their treatment
* Vampire-related crimes and appropriate responses

Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word
abstracts should be submitted by Friday 10th January
2003. Full draft papers should be submitted by 15th April

The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing
conferences entitled 'At the Interface', and run as a project
under the auspices of Wickedness.Net
( It aims to bring together people
from different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative and
exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the
conference will be published as an ISBN eBook. Selected
papers accepted for and presented at this conference will
be published in a hard copy themed volume.

For further details and information please visit the
conference website -

Proposals should be submitted via email to the
organising committee:

Peter Day - [log in to unmask] and
Meg Barker - [log in to unmask]

Inquiries about booking, conference accommodation, fees
etc, should be directed to Rob Fisher -
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