The are of Cormac McCarthy's Literature of the Border Southwest solicits paper proposals from professors, graduate students, folklorists, historians, and other aficionados of McCarthy's works of the Border Southwest for the 2002 Regional Meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations, to be held February 13-17, 2002 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Albuquerque Hilton Hotel (1.505.884.2500). Also welcome are proposals for presentations, discussions and panels organizes around common themes in McCarthy's literature of the Border Southwest.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Violence in BLOOD MERIDIAN and the Border Trilogy
The mythic place of the horse in the Border Trilogy
The woman's role in The Border Trilogy
Animal characterization in BLOOD MERIDIAN and the Border Trilogy
Geography in McCarthy's literature of the Border Southwest
Regionalism and provincialism in McCarthy's literature of the Border Southwest
Intertextuality between McCarthy's earlier texts and McCarthy's texts of the Border Southwest
Intertextuality between BLOOD MERIDIAN and Samuel E. Chamberlain's MY CONFESSION
El Paso and Juárez as oppositional, or symbiotic, dyad
Honor and dishonor in the Border Trilogy.
Please send a 150 word abstract to me by 15 November 2001.
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