The Cormac McCarthy Society Conference: Fifty Years of Cormac McCarthy

The University of Memphis

October 8-10, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Cormac McCarthy’s first novel, The Orchard Keeper. To celebrate this milestone, The Cormac McCarthy Society and the Department of English at The University of Memphis will co-sponsor a conference devoted to McCarthy’s work.

Information on registration fees is forthcoming. The conference will be held on campus in the University Center (UC), and rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn at approximately US$129 per night and the Fogelman Executive Conference Center at approximately US$79 per night. Both hotels are on campus and within walking distance of the UC.

Those interested in presenting at the conference should submit a one-to-two-page abstract of their proposed paper as a Word document to The Cormac McCarthy Society at, and please copy Society President Steven Frye at s… The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2015. We especially invite papers on teaching The Orchard Keeper at any academic level, though all McCarthy-related topics will be considered.

More information to come as we finalize our plans, but please mark your calendars!

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