“Faulkner and History”

Abstracts Due: January 31, 2014

Dates: July 20-24, 2014

Location: Oxford, MS

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The 41st annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha conference will be devoted to an interdisciplinary conversation between literary scholars and historians exploring the rich relationship between history and the life and art of William Faulkner. How do specific histories—of Mississippi, of the U.S. South, of the nation, of the Americas, of the Atlantic or Pacific regions, of modernity, of technology, of private or everyday life, of the environment, of ideas and intellectual work, of the senses or affects, of underrepresented populations, groups, or societies, of colonialism and empire, of global movements, migrations, and exchanges, and so on—illuminate, challenge, complicate, or otherwise situate Faulkner’s imaginative writings and public performances? What in turn can Faulkner’s life and work contribute to a deeper understanding of such historical moments, problems, or domains?

Session proposals and panel paper abstracts must be submitted by January 31, 2014, preferably through e-mail attachment. For plenary papers, three print copies of the manuscript must be submitted by January 31, 2014. Authors whose plenary papers are selected for presentation at the conference will receive a conference registration waiver. All manuscripts, proposals, abstracts, and inquiries should be addressed to Jay Watson, Department of English, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848. E-mail: jwatson@olemiss.edu. Decisions for all submissions will be made by March 15, 2014.

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