Archive | June, 2016

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Celebration

29 Jun

Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference

A Call for Proposals / Papers / Panels

John Cabot University, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and the Carson McCullers Society will celebrate the centennial of Carson McCullers’s birth by hosting Carson McCullers in the World: A Centenary Conference in Rome, Italy, 14-16 July 2017.

As a child growing up in Columbus, Georgia, McCullers discovered the world through reading writers from around the world.  Like the young McCullers, the characters in her work often longed to leave their small-town lives and become a “member of the whole world.”  McCullers’s work has been translated into nearly forty languages, has wide appeal for international readers, and has inspired scholarly interest throughout the world. As we approach the centennial of her birth, we invite proposals for both panels and individuals papers that offer new perspectives on McCullers’s life and work, especially on such topics as the international appeal of her work and its significance in global contexts, and it resonance and relevance in the twenty-first century.  Topics related to any other aspects of McCullers’s life and work are also welcomed.  Please send a 250 to 500-word paper abstract, or panel proposal with abstracts, to by 15 Sept. 2016.