Faulkner and García Márquez

Call for Papers
Faulkner and García Márquez
A Conference Sponsored by the Center for Faulkner Studies
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
October 11-13, 2018

This “Faulkner and García Márquez” conference invites proposals for 15-20 minute papers on any topic related to William Faulkner and/or Gabriel García Márquez. All critical approaches, including 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, sexuality, psychology, biography, history, war, economics, poverty, the Global South, religion, urban/rural divides, nature, hunting, myth, humor, language, narrative technique, genre, and magical realism.

In addition to the paper sessions, the conference will include a keynote address by Deborah Cohn, an opening banquet, a tour of the University’s renowned L. D. Brodsky Collection of William Faulkner Materials, and a Faulkner and García Márquez-themed art exhibition and reception.

Expanded versions of papers will be considered for possible publication in a collection of essays to be published by Southeast Missouri State University Press as part of their Faulkner Conference Series. Conference presentations and book submissions must be in English.

E-mail a 200-300-word abstract by April 27, 2018, to: cfs@semo.edu Inquiries about the conference (or the juried art show) 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 (approx. 7-10 pages) may be on Faulkner, García Márquez, or both. The authors of the top two undergraduate submissions will receive cash prizes respectively of $300 and $200; 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 1, 2018. 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 2018 calendar year.

Event Schedule
Conference Program
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Faulkner and García Márquez CFP


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