Last Week to Submit Proposals for Berlin Conference

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  • 11 Jan 2016 at 9:35 am #7999

    Rick Wallach
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    This is a heads-up for anyone who is seriously thinking about submitting a proposal for this summer’s Free University of Berlin conference on Cormac McCarthy, Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy Between Worlds: An International Symposium.

    The conference organizers seek contributions that explore productive tensions, clashes, crossovers, thresholds, transitions, and transgressions in Cormac McCarthy’s work, but other approaches to McCarthy will also be considered.

    Please send proposals of approximately 300 words and a brief author bio to CormacMcCarthy2016@gmail.com

    The deadline is this coming Friday, January 15, 2015. Feel free to email the conference organizers at this email address with inquiries.


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    09 Jul 2016 at 2:17 pm #8423

    Thanks for a great conference!


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    09 Jul 2016 at 5:07 pm #8425

    Rick Wallach
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    Great conference – my laptop is misbehaving so couldn’t blog in realtime but expect there will be quite a few reports as we get home – I get home tomorrow evening and will file report from my more accomodating desktop…James, Markus and Julius did superb job; lots of terrific papers and new faces. Dave Holloway gave provocative and passionate closing talk this PM. Good as it gets.

    Madsen had it coming.


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    09 Jul 2016 at 7:11 pm #8426

    Dowdy
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    Just arrived back to the familiar soggy embrace of the soft Galway permadrizzle, after three fantastic days in Berlin. One great panel after another from Cormackians old and new. It was, as usual, both invigorating and intimidating to be among such brilliant scholars. Danke schön to James, Markus, and Julius, who also delivered three terrific papers, as though planning and running a conference weren’t enough to keep them busy. I hated having to leave before the end of Dave’s talk, I had a bunch of questions I wanted to ask him about it. Hopefully the next time.

    That there move on Madsen is known as the Nuevo Macondo Bolito.

    Now, ich muss schlafen… Gute Nacht!


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    09 Jul 2016 at 10:59 pm #8427

    mff9200
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    Hey Dowdy,

    So what is everyone discussing? Anything new?

    I saw an upcoming publication on Amazon from Daniel King dealing with a new topic or McCarthy. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Mike


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    10 Jul 2016 at 3:53 am #8430

    Rick Wallach
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    Found a more cooperative computer at the American Airlines lounge at Heathrow while I wait for my connecting flight back to Macondo. Got up at 4AM after sitting up in the hotel bar until near midnight with Dave Holloway and Julia Tulloh talking politics, then wobbling down to the cab stand for my flight out of Tegel to hereabouts. I’m feeling a bit REM-deprived at the moment, but did want quickly to mention that I spent five days in Frankfurt with Greg Schmidt and his beautiful wife Rikarda bouncing blithely from one Rabelaisian German peasant meal to another (we also took a couple of road trips, one to northern France via Helmut Kohl’s favorite restaurant where I discovered the joys of saumagen and returned via Frankenstein). I confess to having fallen in love with Greg’s city – I didn’t anticipate that it would be so green, so beautiful and so livable.

    I also made an important discovery in the ecology of large fiberglass therapsids. Greg will have to post those photos below; I don’t have access to them on the Admiral’s Club computer.

    Greg’s as adept a host as he is a conversationalist. Thanks, my friend, for everthang.

    Off to the gate. More tomorrow.


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    10 Jul 2016 at 11:02 am #8432

    Greg S.
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    Thanks for the kind words, Rick. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you around, eating German comfort food, and chewing the fat with you. Talk about being an adept conversationalist, you kept up your end of the bargain quite well, too.

    The following four pictures fall under the rubric: Professor Wallach Visits Frankfurt’s Natural History Museum, Makes an Important Discovery, and Celebrates with Apple Strudel. Wouldn’t you know it, the Germans make anatomically correct dinosaurs. I’ve driven by that beast hundreds of times and never would have noticed the detail.


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    10 Jul 2016 at 11:10 am #8435

    Greg S.
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    A warning to all who take a drive with Rick: pay attention to where you are headed. I was so engrossed in the conversation that I missed a turn and ended up in Frankenstein, Germany, nestled away in the dark, misty forests of the Pfälzer Wald. (I’m sure there’s a good McCarthy quote to describe such a fate.)


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    10 Jul 2016 at 11:19 am #8438

    Greg S.
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    Couldn’t find a way to delete posts or pics.


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    10 Jul 2016 at 11:22 am #8441

    Greg S.
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    Cont’d 3


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