SSSL 2020: Carson McCullers and the Borderless South

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Carson McCullers Society

In conjunction with the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) conference theme of "how borders, binaries, and bars operate in lived experience as well as intellectual practice," the Carson McCullers Society invites abstracts for two panels on the topic of the borderless south: one examining immigration themes in McCullers’ works, and the other, the role of national and international media like newspapers and radio broadcasts in the works of McCullers and her contemporaries. Papers that work comparatively between McCullers and other southern writers are highly encouraged. If interested, please send a 250-300 word abstract and a short bio to the Carson McCullers Society president and vice president, Isadora Wagner ( and Sarah-Marie Horning (, by October 1, 2019.

SSSL 2020 will be held at the University of Arkansas April 2-5.

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