Rick Wallach, Ringmaster
Steve Frye, President
Stacey Peebles, editor, The Cormac McCarthy Journal
(Welcome by any designated representative of the University of Memphis – to be determined)
7:30 – 9:15 PM – Opening Panel, “Fifty Years of Cormac McCarthy”
1. Fifty Years of McCarthy’s Writing in Blood. David Harris, Deakin University (Australia)
2. Is Cormac McCarthy a Nihilist? Shane Schimpf, editor, A Reader’s Guide to Blood Meridian
3. Cormac McCarthy’s Anti-Landscapes. Michael Madsen, University of Southern Denmark
4. A Palimpsestuous Relationship: Cormac McCarthy’s Western Fiction and the Screenplay. David Otto Fitzgerald, University of Sydney (Australia)
5. The Human Clock. Candy Minx, independent scholar.
9:30 till whenever: The Musical Cormackians jam session, Eugene Young, compere: commons area, Fogelman ballroom, 4th Floor.