Archive | August, 2016

Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper of 2015

8 Aug
Congratulations to Sarah-Marie Horning, whose essay, “Experiencing the Artfulness of the Object: The Function of the I, Off-Colored Seasons, and Defamiliarized Sexuality in Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding was selected as the Carson McCullers Society Prize for Outstanding Conference Paper of 2015.

Sarah-Marie Horning is a PhD student at Texas Christian University where she directs an online undergraduate research journal. Her papers and presentations have covered Southern women writers such as Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers, and Zora Neale Hurston. Her current research explores the topic of androgyny in the works of Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers.

Many thanks to our judges, who chose her essay through a blind judging process, and praised her essay’s “rather sophisticated argument.”
Sarah presented her essay at a symposium at the University of Central Florida.

Congratulations, Sarah!

We hope others will keep this annual award in mind if they present any work on McCullers at academic conferences during the 2016 calendar year!