The 25th annual meeting of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American
Culture Association in San Antonio, Texas to be held April 7-10, 2004, at
the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
The Cormac McCarthy Area solicits paper proposals from professors, graduate
students, scholars, citizens, and other aficionados of McCarthy’s works of
the South and the Border Southwest. Also welcome are proposals for
presentations, discussions and panels organized around common themes or
motifs in McCarthy’s oeuvre.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
The function of landscape in McCarthy’s Southwest Novels
The encroachment of the federal government in The Orchard Keeper
The transition of All the Pretty Horses into film, its implications, etc.
Swine as harbingers of human death in Outer Dark
Violence and narcissism in Child of God
McAnally Flats as Suttree’s Purgatory in Suttree
The role of canines in Blood Meridian
Please send an abstract of 150 words via email before August 31, 2003. With your abstract, please include your email address,
your address, your university affiliation (if applicable), the days you are
able to present (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday—AM or PM), and
your presentation title.
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