Center for Faulkner Studies Receives MHC Grant


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 25, 2008 — Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies has received a $1,658 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC).

The grant will support the Faulkner and Chopin Conference, scheduled for Oct. 2-4 on the Southeast campus.  The conference will focus on the literary works of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner and Kate Chopin, a popular feminist author who is a native of St. Louis.

In addition to scholarly papers by academics from four foreign countries and a dozen American states, the conference will feature a keynote address by Barbara Ewell,  Dorothy Harrell Brown Professor of English at Loyola University of New Orleans, and a readers’ theater presentation, “A Salon with Kate Chopin and William Faulkner,” scripted and directed by Roseanna Whitlow, a playwright who is an instructor of communication studies at Southeast Missouri State University.

Conference sessions are open to the public and are free. Detailed information on the conference can be found on the conference Web site at

The Missouri Humanities Conference is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the National Endowment of the Humanities in Washington, D.C.  Information about the Council is available on its Web site at or by calling 1-(800) 357-0909.