University Hosts Faulkner and Twain conference

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Sunday, October 15 2006 Oct 15, 2006 Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:50:57 PM CDT October 15, 2006 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Southeast Missouri State University will host 39 scholars from six countries this week for a conference on Mark Twain and William Faulkner. The three-day conference opens Thursday with a keynote address by Robert Brinkmeyer, author and leading scholar in 20th-century Southern literature and culture. He's professor and chairman of the English department at the University of Arkansas. The conference is sponsored by the university's Center for Faulkner Studies and the Missouri Humanities Council. The conference will include a drama based on the authors' writings, as well as scholarly papers on the frontier, humor, race, class, gender and history. The university will exhibit its Faulkner and Twain materials.

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