Two New Conference CFPs

American Literature Association Conference CFP

The Cormac McCarthy Society will sponsor two panels at the 2018 American Literature Association Conference, occurring from May 24-27, 2018, in San Francisco, California. Topics are open.

Send one-page proposals for twenty minute papers/presentations by 15 January 2018 to Steven Frye, California State University, Bakersfield, Email proposals only. Please provide contact information including email, address, and academic affiliation.

Southwest PCA/ACA Conference CFP

The Area Chair of the Cormac McCarthy Area of the Southwest PCA/ACA conference is seeking paper proposals on any aspect of the work of Cormac McCarthy, including novels, plays, and television and film scripts and adaptations.  We invite presentations about all facets of McCarthy’s work in forms ranging from critical essays to analyses employing recognized research methodologies. The chair also welcomes pre-formed panels, but will need submissions to be uploaded individually as required by the SWPACA. Paper presentations should be 15 minutes and should present an arguable thesis or develop a compelling question.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • McCarthy and the West
  • McCarthy and apocalypse
  • Narration and historical imaginaries in McCarthy’s work
  • Narrative theory approaches to McCarthy’s writing
  • Gender and sexuality studies approaches to McCarthy’s work
  • McCarthy and Hollywood
  • Issues in film adaptation
  • Neoliberal discourse and/in McCarthy
  • Southern gothic and its meaning now
  • Horror and McCarthy

Extended Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017.

See also The Southwest PCA/ACA Conference CFP.

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