Dr. Peter Froehlich to Deliver Faulkner Lecture


CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 22, 2005 — Dr. Peter Froehlich, assistant director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, will deliver a public lecture on one of William Faulkner’s greatest novels at 4 p.m. April 26 in Crisp Hall Auditorium.

The lecture is entitled “The Resonant Strings of Remembering:  Frontier and Plantation   Mythology in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!” The event is free and open to the public.

Froehlich is an assistant professor of English at the University and director of undergraduate studies for the Department of English. He began at Southeast in 2003 after completing his doctorate at the University of Mississippi.  His dissertation on Faulkner, directed by noted Faulkner scholar Jay Watson, has recently been accepted for publication by Routledge Press.

A native of northern New Jersey, Froehlich was introduced to Faulkner’s works as a student at Georgetown University. After teaching high school mathematics for a year, Froehlich entered graduate school at Penn State. In addition to working in the Rare Book Room and Special Collections, Froehlich continued his study of Faulkner with Deborah Clarke, author of numerous works on Faulkner.  Froehlich has taught seminars on Faulkner and has been a presenter at the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference. He has published two book chapters on Faulkner’s works, as well as essays on Leslie Marmon Silko and captivity narratives.

For more information, contact the Center for Faulkner Studies at (573) 986-6155.