Academic journal article The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Editor's Introduction

Academic journal article The Cormac McCarthy Journal

Editor's Introduction

Article excerpt

As I write this in late May-right after my college's graduation weekend and the end of the academic year's busy-ness-I'm thinking about the upcoming conference in Berlin, "Crossroads and Transgressions: Cormac McCarthy between Worlds," to be held July 7-9 at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and co-organized by the University of Cologne, the University of Paderborn, and the Cormac McCarthy Society. By the time this issue appears in print, participants will have already gathered to enjoy the many and various presentations and conversations-in addition, of course, to Berlin itself. As every conference generates a number of excellent submissions to CMJ, I'm also looking forward to eventually seeing some of this terrific work in print. (And here I'll note as well that Dustin Anderson and I continue to work on organizing our next U.S. conference, which will take place September 1-3, 2017, in Austin, Texas. More details as soon as we have them on www.cormacmccarthy.com.)

This issue, in fact, includes Brian Evenson's keynote from our 2015 conference in Memphis. Brian's talk was an incisive consideration of McCarthy's use of language, especially the ways that it represents the interactions of violence and bodies, and we are pleased to feature it here. …

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