2013 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference: “Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas”
The 40th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will take place July 21-25, 2013 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas,” the conference will feature five days of lectures and discussions exploring the relationships between Faulknerâ€™s oeuvre and a hemispheric corpus of black writing, with a particular emphasis on African American literature and intellectual production from slave narrative to the contemporary era.
In addition to plenary lectures and panel presentations, the conference will feature guided daylong tours of North Mississippi, the Delta, and Memphis; sessions on “Teaching Faulkner” led by noted Faulkner scholars; and a reception at the University Museum honoring photographer Alain Desvergnes and his exhibition featuring his black-and-white photographs of the Oxford and Lafayette County area from the early 1960s, when Desvergnes taught photography at the University of Mississippi.
Faulkner Society, E-mail discussion list information
The William Faulkner Society sponsors several scholarly presentations at the annual American Literature Conference in May and the Modern Language Association Conference in December. The society also sponsors other professional and financial incentives for scholars and graduate students. For more information, visit the society's website, faulknersociety.com.
Both scholars and non-scholars are invited to join the Faulkner Discussion Listserv by sending the message “subscribe faulkner” to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the list, send the message “info faulkner” to the same address.
Faulkner dissertation on War and History available
My doctoral dissertation, War and History in the Fiction of William Faulkner, is available for download or purchase online from Proquest.com. Click here to read the abstract and a free 24-page preview or to purchase a print or electronic version.
Questions about Faulkner's literary estate should be directed
to Lee Caplin
have any questions regarding the licensing of Faulkner’s work for stage,
screen, or any other commercial endeavor, you should contact Lee Caplin,
the exclusive representative of the Faulkner literary estate. Caplin's website at www.pictureentertainment.com
includes numerous ways in which to get in touch.
Faulkners Nobel Prize Speech
The following video includes audio of Faulkner delivering his speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony in December 1950. It differs slightly from the version of the speech he recorded in a studio for HarperAudio some time later (and which is available online here). The audio ends a few moments before the end of the speech, but it is nonetheless a fascinating aural glimpse of the actual ceremony. For text of the speech and more video, visit the Nobel Prize page on this site.
William Faulkner Collection/Rowan Oak Papers (Special Collections
at University of Mississippi Library). Includes a brief history
of the Ole Miss Faulkner Collection and an inventory of the so-called
"Rowan Oak Papers," discovered in a broom closet beneath
a stairway in Faulkner’s home in Oxford.