[Update] Flannery O'Connor and Cormac McCarthy (ALA Symposium "McCarthy, Hemingway, and Their Traditions," Oct. 4-6)
Both were raised Catholic; both write of redemption and mystery and grace. While in many ways the differences in subject matter, tone, and style might seem to set the fiction of Flannery O'Connor far apart from that of Cormac McCarthy, this panel is based on the premise that much can be revealed by placing them alongside each other. Send proposals with abstracts to Michael Schroeder (email@example.com) by June 15, 2012. The ALA Symposium will be Oct. 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.