Southeast Receives MHC Grant

Image of William Faulkner and Mark Twain

The Missouri Humanities Council has awarded a grant to Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies in support of the upcoming “Faulkner and Twain” conference.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 2, 2006 — The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $1,309 to Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies in support of “Faulkner and Twain,” a conference to be held Oct. 19-21.

The three-day conference focusing on the writings and careers of William Faulkner and Mark Twain will feature a keynote address by Robert Brinkmeyer, chair of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas; a dramatic presentation, “Mr. Twain, Meet Mr. Faulkner,” scripted and directed by Dr. Roseanne Whitlow, a member of the Southeast communications faculty; and papers presented by 39 scholars representing six countries and 13 American states.

The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages.  It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.

The main events of the conference are open to the general public free of charge.  For more information, contact the Center for Faulkner Studies at (573) 986-6155 or cfs@semo.edu.