News Alert:

The Center for Faulkner Studies has launched a second Faulkner MOOC (Massive Open Online Class), "Faulkner and Southern History," on the internet. Taught by Robert Hamblin and Christopher Rieger, the class will examine three Faulkner novels: The Unvanquished, Absalom, Absalom!, and Go Down, Moses. The class may be accessed at Join us (it's free, and there are no exams or papers!), and invite your friends to participate as well.

The Faulkner Center's first Faulkner MOOC, "Faulkner 101," which discusses As I Lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury, and Light in August, remains available at the same URL listed above.

The Center for Faulkner Studies is devoted to the study of William Faulkner, sole owner and proprietor of Yoknapatawpha County, Mississippi.

The Center for Faulkner Studies (CFS) is located on the fourth floor of Kent Library (Room 406) on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO.

The CFS was established at Southeast Missouri State University in 1989 under the leadership of its founding director, Robert Hamblin, following the University's acquisition of the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of William Faulkner Materials, assembled over a 30-year period by Louis Daniel (L.D.) Brodsky of St. Louis.

Christopher Rieger, Professor of English at Southeast, assumed the directorship of the Center in August 2013.

The CFS sponsors and supports educational, scholarly, and public service projects related to William Faulkner, the South, and American and world literatures. In cooperation with BioKyowa, Inc., the Center operates the BioKyowa Visiting Japanese Scholar program. The Center also publishes the Teaching Faulkner newsletter.

The renowned Brodsky Collection includes the Blotner Papers, the research files of Faulkner's biographer Joseph Blotner.

The Center is also the repository for the materials assembled by Jane Isbell Haynes, a Faulkner scholar and collector. Haynes is the author of William Faulkner: His Lafayette County Heritage and William Faulkner: His Tippah County Heritage.

The CFS hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. For additional information, please phone (573) 986-6155, fax (573) 651-5188, or e-mail

The Faulkner Mural

As part of its celebration of the William Faulkner Centennial, the Center for Faulkner Studies commissioned Dr. Grant Lund, a Southeast Missouri State University professor of art, to design and execute a mural of Faulkner.

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