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...

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