William Faulkner and World War I

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Mississippi Quarterly
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Call for papers: William Faulkner and World War I

World War I was a pivotal moment for William Faulkner. He changed the spelling of his name to join the Royal Air Force. Although the war ended before he finished flight training, he wore a pilot’s uniform around Oxford, Mississippi. He wrote his first novel about the war, he wrote his first Yoknapatawpha novel about the war, he wrote several short stories about the war, and he wrote one of his late novels about the war.

This special issue of Mississippi Quarterly guest edited by David A. Davis will explore the connection between the war and Faulkner’s writing. Essays may discuss Faulkner’s experience in the war, his representations of the war, comparisons between his depiction of the war and other writers’ depictions of the war, the war and his perception of modernism, or other related topics.

Please submit 150 word abstracts to David A. Davis at davis_da@mercer.edu by June 15. Invited contributors will be asked to submit 6,000 to 8,000 word essays by January 10, 2020.