UPDATE: CARSON McCULLERS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AND 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (FEBRUARY 17-19, 2011)
The Carson McCullers Center at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) seeks papers and panels on a wide range of topics related to McCullers' work and influence. The conference is especially open to multi-disciplinary perspectives and emerging works by scholars and graduate students. While the committee remains open to any topic related to McCullers, we especially encourage discussions of her influence, her plays, her novels, her short stories, gender implications of her work, film adaptations, issues of race class, and/or sexuality, regional perspectives, issues of disability. Panel proposals are also encouraged, especially on such topics as McCullers and the Visual Arts; McCullers and Music; McCullers and Patriotism; The Coming of Age in McCullers' Work; McCullers and Religion; McCullers and Confinement; McCullers and Illness; McCullers and Justice; Cafes, Kitchens, and Food in McCullers' Work; McCullers' International Reputation.
Please submit abstracts (500-750 words)electronically to the address above. The deadline for abstracts is October 1, 2010. Presenters will be invited to revise their papers for submission to a special issue of ANQ on McCullers and her work, to be published in 2012.
For more information on the Carson McCullers Center, see www.mccullerscenter.org