Deadline for submissions: June 5, 2017
Full name/name of organization: Carson McCullers Society
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SAMLA 89th Annual Conference:

High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture

Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta GA

November 3-5, 2017

Panel Title: Carson McCullers’ High/Low Artistic Influences and Successors

The Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians (Columbus State University) in conjunction with The Carson McCullers Society invite papers relating to the work of Carson McCullers and the theme of High/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. Although we welcome papers that interpret the theme broadly, we especially encourage papers that focus on where, when, and how Carson McCullers references aspects of “high” or “low” art in her writing; or alternately, how contemporary writers and artists have transformed or elaborated on the ideas of Carson McCullers.

Presentations about McCullers and her work that are not directly related to the conference theme are also welcome.

By June 5, 2017, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Alison Bertolini, Assistant Professor of English Literature, North Dakota State University, at