CFP: [American] Faulkner and Death

full name / name of organization: 
The Faulkner Journal
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faulkner@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

Call For Papers:

The Faulkner Journal Vol. 24: Faulkner and Death

“[T]he moment, instant, night: dark: sleep” 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 deaths—comic, tragic, absurd, horrific,
magnificent—and they have been long examined in Faulkner scholarship, but
what do they tell us today about Faulkner’s concepts of death and dying?
The Faulkner Journal is seeking essays that reconsider Faulkner’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 Faulkner’s attitudes toward the natural world, the
psychological, the religious? How do the events of Faulkner’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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