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McCarthy Authorfest

McCarthyFest

Celebrating the writing of Cormac McCarthy.  For more information, contact Bill Hardwig or Steve Blackwell.  McCarthyFest is part of the AuthorFest series.

Thursday, November 1

  • 4 – 5 PM
    Keynote Address: “Cormac McCarthy, the City, and Performance”
    Stacey Peebles, NEH Associate Professor of English, Director of the Film Studies Program, Centre College; Vice President of The Cormac McCarthy Society; and Editor of The Cormac McCarthy Journal
    Lindsay Young Auditorium
    UT Hodges Library
  • 7:30 – 9 PM
    Abridged staged reading of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited with post-performance discussion, Q&A, and refreshments
    Actors: Greg Congleton and Steve Dupree
    Respondent: Stacey Peebles
    The Historic Southern Railway Station
    306 W. Depot Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37917

Friday, November 2

  • 1 – 2 PM
    Student activities and McCarthy special collections display
    Lindsay Young Auditorium
    UT Hodges Library
  • 2 – 3:30 PM
    “McCarthy’s Literature, Life, and Influence: A Discussion Panel”
    Panelists:

    • Roland Kopp, member of the musical group Buddy and the Huddle, Nuremberg, Germany
    • Stacey Peebles, NEH Associate Professor of English and Director of the Film Studies Program, Centre College; Vice President of The Cormac McCarthy Society; Editor of The Cormac McCarthy Journal
    • Wes Morgan, Professor Emeritus in the UT Department of Psychology, Longtime member of the Cormac McCarthy Society and author of many essays on McCarthy’s life and writing in Knoxville
    • Liliana Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Latino/a Literature, Culture, and Theory in the UT Departments of English and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

Moderator:

    • Brad Bannon, Lecturer, UT Department of English, Co-editor of Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies

Lindsay Young Auditorium
UT Hodges Library

  • 8 – 9:30 PM
    Musical concert by Buddy and the Huddle in conjunction with the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    This event will feature live performance of a new musical score based on McCarthy’s novel Suttree accompanied by rare video footage of 1950s Knoxville and Anne Marie Schwarzenbach photographs of Knoxville from the 1930s.
    Bijou Theater
    803 South Gay Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902
    Organizers of the Bijou Theatre event:

    • Bill Hardwig, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the UT Department of English
    • Stefanie Ohnesorg, Associate Professor of German, UT Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
    • Roland Kopp, Member of Buddy and the Huddle musical group, Nuremberg, Germany
    • Eric Dawson, Audio-Visual Archivist at Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound
    • Tom Bugg, General Manager, Bijou Theater
    • Nelda Hill, Manager, Central Library at Knox County Public Library

McCarthyFest was made possible by the generous donations of time, equipment, and funds from the following UT programs and initiatives: the Office of Research and Engagement, the Hodges Better English Fund in the Department of English, the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Humanities Center, the College of Arts and Sciences, Ready for the World, UT Libraries, and Special Collections.
The festival was also made possibly by the following programs and initiatives in the Knoxville community: Visit Knoxville, the Literary Knox, Knox County Public Library, Tennessee Archives of Moving Image and Sound, the Bijou Theater.

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