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"Faulkner and Twain," a conference sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, will be held Oct. 19-21, 2006.

This conference will feature twenty-minute presentations on topics related to Faulkner and/or Twain.  Papers will treat such topics as the river, the frontier, humor, race, class, gender, and history.  There will also be papers on Faulkner and Twain in the classroom.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address by Robert Brinkmeyer, a dramatic presentation based on the works of Faulkner and Twain, exhibits from the University’s Faulkner and Twain 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


(573) 651-2620
Kent Library 406
Center for Faulkner Studies
One University Plaza, MS 4600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701