Byways in Carson McCullers Scholarship

deadline for submissions: 
September 7, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Carson McCullers Society
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The Carson McCullers Society seeks abstracts on the theme of "Byways in Carson McCullers Scholarship" for the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature conference in Austin, TX this February 15-18, 2018. The theme is deliberately broad but especially invites papers on McCullers' literary and biographical engagements with the U.S. military, non-southern characters in her oeuvre, and how her travels and readings abroad, including in Rome and New York, influenced her work. If interested, please send a 250-word abstract and short bio to Society Vice President Isadora J. Wagner ( by Thursday, September 7th. Other paper topics related to McCullers will also be considered.