Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 2-4, 2008
This "Faulkner and Chopin” conference invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Kate Chopin. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed, as well as papers on special collections of Faulkner and Chopin. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as race, gender, class, history, the South, New Orleans, and the role of the artist. 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 Chopin, exhibits from the University's Faulkner and Chopin collections, and an historic tour of the local area.
Expanded versions of papers dealing with both authors will be considered for possible publication in a collection of essays. Southeast Missouri State University Press has expressed an interest in such a collection.
E-mail a 250-word abstract by April 30, 2008, to email@example.com.
Inquiries should be directed to Robert Hamblin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 651-2628.
FAULKNER AND CHOPIN UNDERGRADUATE WRITING CONTEST:
Undergraduate students from any institution are encouraged to submit papers for this conference. These papers (15-20-minutes) may be on Faulkner, Chopin, 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 must be received by the Center for Faulkner Studies by August 15, 2008. Undergraduate submissions not awarded cash prizes will be considered for inclusion among the presentations at the conference.