Academic journal article The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Editor's Introduction

Academic journal article The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Editor's Introduction

Article excerpt

Introduction

The last issue of The Cormac McCarthy Journal was a significant one, as it was our first with Penn State University Press. This one also marks a transition-in 2016, CMJ begins biannual publication. It's a nice development for our readers, who I hope will enjoy the more frequent installments of this ongoing conversation about McCarthy's work, and also for authors. As the number of submissions has increased over the years, sometimes it was a year or more between an article's acceptance and its appearance in print. Now that timeline will be appropriately speedier.

The 2015 issue appeared just in time for "Fifty Years of Cormac McCarthy," a conference held at the University of Memphis that celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of McCarthy's first novel The Orchard Keeper. With presentations covering that novel as well as McCarthy's other works, an evening keynote by Brian Evenson, and a good helping of Memphis barbeque, the conference was, as always, a great time and a wonderful opportunity to see the new directions that McCarthy scholarship is taking. This summer, July 7-9, 2016, the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies in Berlin will host the conference "Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy between Worlds," which is co-organized with the University of Cologne, the University of Paderborn, and the Cormac McCarthy Society. (For more information and to see the call for papers, go to http://www.jfki.fu-berlin.de/en/v7McCarthy/ index. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.