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McCarthy Fest Schedule

Join us for McCarthy Fest in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 1st and 2nd, 2018 as we celebrate the work of American author Cormac McCarthy.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
4:00-5:00 @ Hodges Library Auditorium
Keynote talk, “Cormac McCarthy, the City, and Performance” Dr. 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
7:30-9:00 @ The Historic Southern Railway Station (306 W. Depot Avenue 37917)
Abridged Staged Reading of Cormac McCarthy’s The Sunset Limited with post-performance discussion, Q&A, and refreshments / Actors: Greg Congleton and Steve Dupree / Respondant: Stacey Peebles
Friday, November 2, 2018
1:00-2:00 @ Hodges Library Auditorium
Student activities and McCarthy special collections display
2:00-3:30 @ Hodges Library Auditorium
“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 ofThe Cormac McCarthy Journal; Wes Morgan, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pyschology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 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 Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville / Panel Chair: Brad Bannon, Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Co-editor of Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies
8:00-9:30 @ The Bijou Theater (803 South Gay Street, 37902)
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 / Organizers of the Bijou Event: Bill Hardwig, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Department of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Stefanie Ohnesorg, Associate Professor of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; 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, The Bijou Theater; Nelda Hill, Manager, Central Library at Knox County Public Library

 

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MCCARTHYFEST WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS DONATIONS OF TIME, EQUIPMENT, AND FUNDS BY PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE: 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. THE FESTIVAL WAS ALSO MADE POSSIBLY BY PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES IN THE KNOXVILLE COMMUNITY: VISIT KNOXVILLE, THE LITERARY KNOX WEBSITE, KNOX COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, TENNESSEE ARCHIVES OF MOVING IMAGE AND SOUND, THE BIJOU THEATER