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[UPDATE] Borders and Landscapes in the Works of Cormac McCarthy
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University of Western Sydney
Borders and Landscapes in the Works of Cormac McCarthy
The Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney is hosting a 3 day Cormac McCarthy conference in Sydney, Australia.
Conference dates: 23-25 July 2014
Call for Papers
The works of Cormac McCarthy cover nearly two hundred years of southern and southwestern American history. Set initially in Tennessee and greater Appalachia, and more recently on the U.S./Mexico border, his books blend realism, mysticism and mythology, a combination that locates him squarely within the tradition of William Faulkner and Mark Twain, yet with a voice uniquely his own.
McCarthy is known for spending considerable time in the various locations explored in each of his novels, researching the flora and fauna, as well as the architectural, geological and geographical features of his settings. Taking his interest in place (as well as displacement) into consideration, the theme of this conference will be “Borders and Landscapes”.
Some possible approaches to this theme might include:
We welcome expressions of interest across a wide range of themes and disciplines, including, but not limited to those listed above. Given that the conference focuses on an American author, but will be taking place on Australian shores, we especially encourage abstracts on the geographical spaces of the two countries as they are represented in literature.
Deadline for Abstracts: Extended to 30 November 2013
Abstracts for a 20 minute talk should be 200-300 words. Abstracts should be emailed, along with a current CV, to Lou Jillett at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (please send your submissions to both email addresses).
For more information, visit the Writing and Society Research Centre's conference webpage: http://www.uws.edu.au/writing_and_society/events/cormac_mccarthy_confere...