TV Fangdom: A Conference on Television Vampires

Activity: Organising a conference or workshopResearch


Vampires have always made charismatic characters and with the rise of the VILF and the fangbanger they are more popular than ever. This conference aims to explore the vampire particularly in relation to its presence on television. From Barnabas Collins to the Count von Count, from Mona the Vampire to True Blood’s Pam, vampires appear everywhere on television schedules and in television history, whether in serials, made-for-TV movies, adaptations of gothic novels, adverts or children’s TV. This two day conference will therefore examine the position that the vampire has held on television as well as the role that television has had in the development of the modern vampire.
Period7 Jun 20138 Jun 2013
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • television studies
  • television horror
  • vampires
  • representation