In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner’s historic visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he made one of his last public appearances, the USMA Department of English and Philosophy hosts its second-ever William Faulkner conference. We invite proposals for twenty-minute panel papers, for organized panels, and for roundtable sessions or discussions.
All critical approaches to William Faulkner, including theoretical and pedagogical, are welcomed. We are particularly interested in his negotiations with the public, and with class, gender, sexuality, race, religion, law, nationalism, empire, and popular culture. We also seek papers, organized panels, and roundtable sessions on teaching Faulkner, that consider Faulkner in dialogue with fellow writers, or that look at Faulkner from an interdisciplinary stance. In addition to the panel sessions, the conference will include plenary addresses by three noted Faulkner scholars.
For organized panel sessions and for roundtable discussions, please provide a title, brief description (100 words), and names of presenters by December 2, 2011. For paper proposals, please provide 250-300 word abstracts by December 16, 2011. All submissions and inquiries should be directed to Scott T. Chancellor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 938-5922.