UPDATE: Reinterpreting Carson McCullers (The 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013)
DEADLINE EXTENDED: JUNE 1, 2013
To inspire more work on Georgia writer Carson McCullers and her legacy, this panel invites papers discussing innovative ways of analyzing texts related to McCullers, whether biographies, literary works, or adaptations of either. These reinterpretations might include discussions of McCullers' works in the context of her contemporaries (Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, et al), film or dramatic adaptations of her work, or her contributions to today's southern gothic, Grit Lit, and/or Queer Studies. We welcome essays that address the conference's theme "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" as related to studies of McCullers (however, the scope of the panel is not limited by this theme).
Please e-mail abstracts (250 to 500 words) to Courtney George, firstname.lastname@example.org, by 1 June 2013.