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faulkner & chopin conference

"Faulkner and Chopin," a conference sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., was held Oct. 2-4, 2008.

This conference invites twenty-minute presentations on topics related to Faulkner and/or Chopin.  Suggested topics include race, gender, class, history, New Orleans, narrative technique, and the role of the artist.  Papers on Faulkner and Chopin in the classroom are also encouraged.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference included a keynote address by Barbara C. Ewell, Dorothy Harrell Brown Professor of English at Loyola University New Orleans; dramatic readings based on the works of Faulkner and Chopin; exhibits from the University’s Faulkner and Chopin collections; and an historic tour of the local area.

For more information contact the Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 651-2628 or by E-mail:


Event Schedule

From the opening banquet to the historical tour, find out more about what's on the conference agenda


A tentative list of papers to be presented at the conference

Lodging & Transportation

Information on local accommodations as well as directions to Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University


Kent Library 406
Center for Faulkner Studies
One University Plaza, MS 4600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701