2nd Annual International Vampire Film and Arts Festival
Sighisoara, Romania – TRANSYLVANIA
May 25th-28th, 2017
Arnzen will be participating in the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival — on May 25th-28th, 2017…in Transylvania!
IVFAF brings together vampire creatives from across the world in one cross-industry event –- an intense four-day program of film screenings, performing art, book readings, product launches, Q&As, seminars, workshops, networking events and lots of parties. Alongside the industry event is the largest academic conference in the world specifically focused on the vampire genre. And where else to hold this unique event but in the Romanian community of Transylvania – within the walls of the dramatic medieval citadel that was the birthplace to the real Vlad Dracula?
Arnzen will be performing a fiction reading on SUNDAY 4pm at the Sala Sander (National Information and Tourism Center) location in central Sighisoara.
On behalf of the MFA in Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University, Mike Arnzen and Nicole Peeler will be curating a day of scholarly talks called “Children of the Night: The Vampire Across Popular Culture.” Other themes at the academic symposium are being developed on (En)Gendering the Vampire (Kutztown U) and The Vampire on Screen (Emerson College). See the academic symposium page for further details.
UPDATE: Here are the papers we’ve selected for presentation on the subject, “Children of the Night”
Dr. Jeffrey Weinstock, Central Michigan University — USA
PANEL: VAMPIRIC INTERTEXTUALITY
“The ‘Count’-less Faces of Dracula: To Whom does this Creature Belong?” (Tracy Reilly, University of Dayton, School of Law — USA)
“The Dark Gift of Immortality: Reflections on the Melancholic Vampire” (Stephanie Weber, University of Vienna — Austria)
“The Unwritten Vampires: Infectious Interrelations of Character, Trope and Genre” (Essi Varis, University of Jyväskylä — Finland)
PANEL: THE VAMPIRE AND CULTURAL CRISIS
“Vampires: Symbols of Body-Panic and Decadence in a Global Marketplace” (Elsa Carruthers, MFA Alum, Seton Hill University — USA)
“Capitalism, Vampires and Romania” (Leadie Jo Flowers, MFA Alum, Seton Hill University — USA)
“Where My Girls At? The Absence of Black Femininity in Vampire Culture” (Rhonda Jackson Joseph, MFA Alum, Seton Hill University — USA)
PANEL: VAMPIRES IN BRAZILIAN POPULAR CULTURE
“Nosferatu in Brazil: Vampires in Brazilian Cinema and Television” (Laura Loguercio Cánepa & Leandro Cesar Caraça, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi & Universidade Estadual de Campinas — Brazil)
“From Transylvania to the Tropics: Dracula in Brazilian Comics” (Lúcio dos Reis Piedade, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi — Brazil)
“The Withered Corpse Returns (Not So Withered): The Encounter of the Brazilian Lore with the Vampire Tradition” (Lúcio Reis-Filho, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi — Brazil)
PANEL: VAMPIRIC EVOLUTION & CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION
“An Analysis of Morality and Violence in Carrion Comfort” (Keith Fallows, Rosemont College — USA)
“For the Blood is the Lifeforce” (William Hamilton, Neumann University — USA)
“Polidori, Stoker, Rice: The Scapegoat as Self and Other” (Claudia Marie Kovach, Neumann University — USA)
For more upcoming Arnzen appearances, visit the main event listing at gorelets.com