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Jay Watson

A little William Faulkner for everyone

William Faulkner was a risk-taker, innovator and experimentalist when it came to language and storytelling.

“He’s one of the most important innovators of the 20th century,” said Jay Watson, University of Mississippi Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies. “Faulkner writes about people who are saturated in history and have an undeniable sense that the past is still with us shaping our outlook on life.”

Watson is in charge of the 2014 Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference that begins Sunday and continues through July 24 in Oxford. The theme is “Faulkner and History.” (July 16, 2014, Page 1)

‘Joe’ — not the book, but pretty close

Movie versions of books often leave a lot out and a lot to be desired. An exception, Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes after watching a special screening earlier this week, might be the film version of the late Larry Brown’s novel, “Joe.” (March 21, 2014, Page 4A)

Oxford celebrates life of Faulkner

Hundreds of local residents and out-of-town visitors attended the full-day of events associated with the special day of remembrance for William Faulkner on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s death. (July 9, 2012, Page 1)

Taking a fresh look at Faulkner

The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday. This year’s conference features more speakers and panels than ever before primarily because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death. As always, the conference features several events for local fans of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Faulkner’s popularity extends beyond books

COMPLETE STORY — Fifty years after the death of Williams Faulkner, the Oxford writer’s work continues to be popularity. The Modern Library is reissuing six of his books this year and Hollywood is showing renewed interest in transferring his work from the page to the screen.

(more…) (May 11, 2012, Page 1A)

Community to celebrate Faulkner’s life, work

FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.

(more…) (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

38th Annual Faulkner Conference begins Sunday, July 17

OXFORD TOWN – The complexities of space and place, borders impenetrable or porous, will be explored at the 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference, scheduled July 17-21 at the University of Mississippi. Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about the 38th Annual Faulkner Conference to be held at Ole Miss beginning this Sunday. (July 14, 2011, Page 11)

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