Southeast’s Center for Faulkner Studies Awarded Missouri Humanities Council Grant

FaulknerMuralThe Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a $2,260 grant to the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.

Southeast will use the funding in support of the Faulkner and Hemingway Conference Oct.20-22.

“We very much appreciate the Missouri Humanities Council’s continuing support,” said Dr. Chris Rieger, director of the center. “This grant will help to host a bigger and better conference, and allow us to bring great scholars to Missouri and our University.”

This year’s conference is the sixth in a biannual series and will feature over 60 scholars from nine countries and 20 states. The scholars will give presentations on American literary giants William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway.

Additionally, the conference will include a keynote address by Joseph Fruscione, author of ‘Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry,’ a tour of the University’s renowned L. D. Brodsky Collection of Faulkner materials, and a literary-themed art exhibition.

Most of the conference will be open to the public and is a great opportunity to showcase literary and educational scholars to a local audience, said Rieger.

The MHC is the only statewide 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.

For more information about the Faulkner and Hemingway Conference, visit www.semo.edu/cfs or email cfs@semo.edu.

For more information about the Missouri Humanities Council’s grants program, call (314) 781-9660 or write to 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, MO 63144.