Call for Papers Issued for Faulkner and Morrison Conference

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 4, 2009 —  The Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University is issuing a Call for Papers for its next conference, “Faulkner and Morrison,” to be held Oct. 28-30, 2010.  This “Faulkner and Morrison” conference invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Toni Morrison.  All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed.  The Center is particularly interested in inter-textual approaches and papers treating such topics as race, gender, class, history, humor and technique.

Proposals for organized panels also are 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 Morrison, exhibits from the University’s Faulkner and Morrison 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.  The Southeast Missouri State University Press has expressed an interest in such a collection.

A 250-word abstract should be e-mailed by May 31, 2010, to: cfs@semo.edu 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.