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Faulkner & Hemingway Conference

Faulkner and Hemingway Conference

Call for Papers
Faulkner and Hemingway
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
OCtober 20-22, 2016

 This "Faulkner and Hemingway" conference invites proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Ernest Hemingway. All critical approaches, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in inter-textual approaches that treat both authors. Proposals for organized panels are also encouraged.

Possible topics could include: race, gender, class, biography, history, World War I, the Great Depression, the Global South, religion, the natural environment, hunting, myth, humor, language, and modernism.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address by Joseph Fruscione, author of Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry, a tour of the University's renowned L. D. Brodsky Collection of Faulkner materials, and a literary-themed art exhibition.

Expanded versions of the papers will be considered for possible publication in a collection of essays to be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press.

E-mail a 200-300-word abstract by May 15, 2016, to: Inquiries can be directed to Christopher Rieger at or (573) 651-2620.


Undergraduate students from any institution are encouraged to submit papers for this conference. These papers (7-10 pages) may be on Faulkner, Hemingway, or both. The authors of the top two undergraduate submissions will receive cash prizes respectively of $150 and $100; a waiver of the conference registration and banquet fees; and an invitation to present the winning entries at the conference (winners must participate in the conference to qualify for the cash award). Contest submissions may be submitted by e-mail attachment to and must be received by May 31, 2016. Undergraduate submissions not awarded cash prizes will be considered for inclusion among the presentations at the conference.

NOTE: To be eligible for this contest, a student must be enrolled as an undergraduate during all or part of the 2016 calendar year.

Event Schedule
Conference Program
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Faulkner and Hemingway CFP


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