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Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference Schedule

Here’s the lineup for this year’s 40th Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference:


Sunday, July 21

  • 10 a.m. — Registration – Yerby Conference Center
  • 1 p.m. — Reception for exhibition, Alain Desvergnes, “Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s” – University Museum
  • 2:30 p.m. — On Faulkner and the Liberal Imagination, Kenneth Warren – Nutt Auditorium
  • 4 p.m. — Roundtable Noel Polk: An Appreciation and Remembrance, James B. Carothers, Richard Godden, Donald M. Kartiganer, Peter Lurie, Thomas L. Mchaney, Theresa M. Towner and Lorie Watkins – Nutt Auditorium
  • 5:30 p.m. — Buffet supper – Rowan Oak. For paid attendees only.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Welcome, Morris Stocks, provost, University Of Mississippi and George (Pat) Patterson, mayor, city of Oxford; John W. Hunt Scholars; presentation of Eudora Welty awards in creative writing; Poetry reading featuring Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Randall Horton, Jamaal May, Chiyuma Elliott and Derrick Harriell – Nutt Auditorium

Monday, July 22

  • 8 a.m. — Teaching Faulkner I – Nutt Auditorium
  • 9:30 a.m. — Panel, “If We Must Write: Du Bois, Mckay, Ellison, Faulkner” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 11 a.m. —    Panel, “William Faulkner, African-American Writing, and ‘New Literary Souths’” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 12:30 p.m. — Collecting Faulkner, Seth Berner – Yerby Center Auditorium (Box Lunch available)
  • 2 p.m. — “Lingering in The Black: Faulkner’s Illegible Modernist Sound Melding,” Thadious M. Davis – Nutt Auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. — Panel, “Mobile Identities in and After Faulkner: Modernity, Transgression, and Liberation in Faulkner’s Black Literary Heirs” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 8 p.m. — Faulkner on the Fringe, open mic – Southside Gallery

Tuesday, July 23

  • 8 a.m. — Teaching Faulkner II – Nutt Auditorium
  • 9:30 a.m. — Panel, “Revisioning Miscegenation and Trauma in Faulkner and the African-American South” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 11 a.m. — Panel, “Faulkner and Contemporary Haitian Women Writers” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 2 p.m. — “The Street Ran Through Cities: Faulkner and the Early African-American Migration Narrative,”James Smethurst – Nutt Auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. — “Go to Jail About this Spoonful’: Narcotic Determinism and Human Agency in ‘That Evening Sun’ and the Delta Blues,” Tim Ryan – Nutt Auditorium
  • 5:30 p.m. — Clark/Kullman Party – 604 Tyler Place. For paid attendees only.

Wednesday, July 24

  • 8 a.m. — Panel, “Du Bois and Faulkner” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 9:30 a.m. — Panel, “Genre, Pedagogy, Labor: Deepening the Conversation” – Nutt Auditorium
  • 11 a.m. — Panel, “Faulkner and Morrison – Nutt Auditorium
  • 2 p.m. — “Tracking Faulkner in the Paths of Black Modernism,” George Hutchinson – Nutt Auditorium
  • 3:30 p.m. — Concurrent panels, “Faulkner and Contemporary Black Writers” – Nutt Auditorium; and “Painting, Passing, and Periodicals: Faulkner and 20th-century African-American Culture” – Yerby Auditorium
  • 5:30 p.m. — Walk through Bailey Woods – Meet in University Museum parking lot
  • 6 p.m. — Picnic at Rowan Oak

Thursday, July 25

  • 9 a.m. — Guided tours of North Mississippi (all tours depart from the parking lot at The Inn at Ole Miss; Oxford and Lafayette County I, Jay Watson (overview); Oxford and Lafayette County II, Jack Mayfield (architecture); New Albany and Ripley, Bruce Smith; Memphis, Scott Barretta; Mississippi Delta, Thomas H. Freeland IV
  • 5:30 p.m. — Closing party – Off Square Books

 (July 18, 2013)

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