Faulkner and Warren: A Conference

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Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
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Call for Papers
Faulkner and Warren
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 25-27, 2012

This "Faulkner and Warren" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Robert Penn Warren. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as race, gender, class, history, politics, war, religion, humor, and technique. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address by a noted scholar, a dramatic presentation based on the works of Faulkner and Warren, exhibits from the University's Faulkner and Warren collections, and a guided tour of the historical downtown Cape Girardeau and riverfront.

Expanded versions of the papers will be considered for possible publication in a collection of essays to be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

E-mail a 250-word abstract by May 31, 2012, to:


Inquiries should be directed to Robert Hamblin at rhamblin@semo.edu or (573) 651-2628, or Christopher Rieger at crieger@semo.edu or (573) 651-2620.


Undergraduate students from any institution are encouraged to submit papers for this conference. These papers (15-20-minutes) may be on Faulkner, Warren, or both. The authors of the top three undergraduate submissions will receive cash prizes respectively of $100, $75, and $50; a waiver of the conference registration fee; and an invitation to read the winning entries at the conference (winners must participate in the conference to qualify for the cash award). Contest submissions may be submitted by e-mail attachment (in Microsoft Word format) to cfs@semo.edu and must be received by August 1, 2012. Undergraduate submissions not awarded cash prizes will be considered for inclusion among the presentations at the conference. NOTE: To be eligible for this contest, a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate during all or part of the 2012 calendar year.