CFP: [American] Faulkner and Death
Call For Papers:
The Faulkner Journal Vol. 24: Faulkner and Death
â€œ[T]he moment, instant, night: dark: sleepâ€ was one way Faulkner
described death, but in a sense every book and story and poem he wrote
was about that instance of oblivion, or, if not oblivion, of surcease.
His works are full of great deathsâ€"comic, tragic, absurd, horrific,
magnificentâ€"and they have been long examined in Faulkner scholarship, but
what do they tell us today about Faulknerâ€™s concepts of death and dying?
The Faulkner Journal is seeking essays that reconsider Faulknerâ€™s works
from the various viewpoints of contemporary death studies. What of the
body that becomes the corpse? What of the erotica of death? What is
revealed of Faulknerâ€™s attitudes toward the natural world, the
psychological, the religious? How do the events of Faulknerâ€™s own life
impact his representations of dying?
Inquiries and submissions should be sent to Prof. Edwin T. Arnold at the
Department of English, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or
arnoldet_at_appstate.edu. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2008. Please
follow the submission guidelines provided in The Faulkner Journal and
online at www.english.ucf.edu/faulkner.
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