CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 19, 2013 – Dr. Robert Hamblin and Dr. Christopher Rieger, English professors at Southeast Missouri State University, are the co-editors of a volume of scholarly essays on Nobel Prize laureates William Faulkner and Toni Morrison.
“Faulkner and Morrison” was published for the Center for Faulkner Studies by the Southeast Missouri State University Press. The volume includes selections from the presentations made at the Faulkner and Morrison Conference sponsored by the Faulkner Center in 2010.
Contributors to the volume include scholars from France, Taiwan, China and Japan, as well as 12 American states.
As the editors note in their introduction to the book, “These essays offer original and significant contributions to the scholarship treating two internationally renowned authors.”
They continue, “Not only does a reading of Faulkner infuse and enlighten a reading of Morrison, but the reading of Morrison also enables one to read Faulkner from the vantage point of later knowledge, resulting in newer perspectives and fresh insights.”
Rieger is the newly appointed director of the Center for Faulkner Studies, replacing Hamblin, the founding director, who has retired.