Survey and CFP for Approaches to Teaching Cormac McCarthy

Stacey Peebles and Benjamin West are co-editing the collection Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy, a volume that will be part of the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series.

As part of the MLA’s process, we’re now opening a survey for folks to tell us about their own teaching practices, and the survey also includes instructions about how to propose an original essay for the volume: a 500-word abstract, due by 1 May 2016.  The abstract should describe your approach or topic and explain its potential efficacy for students and instructors alike.

The survey can be found here:

As the instructions in the survey explain, the abstract (as well as a short CV, please) can be emailed to Stacey and Ben at  (The survey has information about what kinds of files can be attached and how to submit by surface mail if necessary.)

Feel free to email us individually with questions if you like: and/or  We’re happy to talk in more detail about the kinds of topics that we envision for the volume.

Thanks to everyone who’s already helped us with conversation and ideas, and we hope this will make for a helpful resource in McCarthy studies.

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