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: cfs@semo.edu Inquiries can be directed to Christopher Rieger at crieger@semo.edu 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 cfs@semo.edu 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
Lodging and Transportation
Faulkner and Hemingway CFP


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