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Call for Papers    

 
Topic: "Faulkner and His Contemporaries"
The 29th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference
University of Mississippi, July 21-26, 2002
 
Deadline: January 15, 2002

The 2002 conference addresses the literary and intellectual relations Faulkner shares with other writers and artists as well as the extent to which his work is a reflection of, and a commentary on, the major intellectual movements of the day.

Here are some issues that might be addressed: Who are those writers with whom Faulkner can be most usefully compared? What are the artistic and intellectual movements that most pervade Faulkner's work? Are there any movements or "schools" with which Faulkner is not normally linked -- such as the Lost Generation, the Harlem Renaissance, Proletarian Literature -- that might reveal unexpected insights into Faulkner, or that might themselves be altered by being viewed through a Faulknerian lens? To what extent is Faulkner truly a writer of his age -- reflecting and responding to the written world around him -- and to what extent is he the iconoclast, going his unique way?

We are inviting papers for panels. Send three copies of two-page abstracts to:

Prof. Donald Kartiganer
Department of English
The University of Mississippi
University, MS  38677