University of Mississippi

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

When:
July 20, 2013 – July 25, 2013 all-day
Where:
University of Mississippi
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MS 38677
USA
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Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha 2013
“Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas”
Oxford, MS • July 21-25, 2013

The 2013 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, “Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas,” will gather writers, teachers, and literary scholars for five days of lectures and discussions exploring the relationships between Faulkner’s oeuvre and a hemispheric corpus of black writing, with a particular emphasis on African American literature and intellectual production from slave narrative to the contemporary era. In addition to four keynote lectures, the conference program will include panel presentations, guided daylong tours of North Mississippi, the Delta, and Memphis, and sessions on “Teaching Faulkner” led by James B. Carothers, University of Kansas, Terrell L. Tebbetts, Lyon College, Charles Peek, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Theresa M. Towner, University of Texas at Dallas.

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SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:00 REGISTRATION
Yerby Conference Center

1:00     RECEPTION FOR EXHIBITION Alain Desvergnes, Portraits as Landscapes, Landscapes as Portraits: Yoknapatawpha County in the 1960s
University Museum

2:30 ON FAULKNER AND THE LIBERAL IMAGINATION
Talk by Kenneth Warren
Nutt Auditorium

4:00     ROUNDTABLE NOEL POLK: AN APPRECIATION AND REMEMBRANCE James B. Carothers, Richard Godden, Donald M. Kartiganer, Peter Lurie, Thomas L. McHaney, Theresa M. Towner, Lorie Watkins
Nutt Auditorium

5:30 BUFFET SUPPER
Rowan Oak, Old Taylor Road

7:30     WELCOME Morris Stocks, Provost, University of Mississippi George (Pat) Patterson, Mayor, City of Oxford

JOHN W. HUNT SCHOLARS Ted Atkinson, Vice President of the William Faulkner Society

PRESENTATION OF EUDORA WELTY AWARDS IN CREATIVE WRITING James G. Thomas, Center for the Study of Southern Culture

POETRY READING Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Randall Horton, Jamaal May Chiyuma Elliott and Derrick Harriell, Moderators Nutt Auditorium

MONDAY, JULY 22
8:00     TEACHING FAULKNER I “DONE BEEN ABOLISHED”: FAULKNER’S RACIAL AGENDA(S) Charles A. Peek and Terrell L. Tebbetts
Nutt Auditorium

9:30  PANEL IF WE MUST WRITE: DU BOIS, MCKAY, ELLISON, FAULKNER
Nutt Auditorium

AN UNHAPPY EDUCATION: DOUBLED BODIES AND RACIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN DU BOIS AND FAULKNER Erin Kay Penner

NARRATIVE LEAPS TO UNIVERSAL APPEAL IN MCKAY’S BANJO AND FAULKNER’S A FABLE Dotty Dye

“THE PRESIDENT HAS ASKED ME . . .”: FAULKNER, ELLISON, AND PUBLIC INTELLECTUALISM Joseph Fruscione

11:00   PANEL WILLIAM FAULKNER, AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITING, AND “NEW LITERARY SOUTHS”
Nutt Auditorium

VOICE AND SURPRISE: FAULKNER AND OWNERSHIP IN THE BLACK LITERARY SOUTH Chad Jewett

FROM YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY TO ST. RAPHAEL PARISH: FAULKNERIAN INFLUENCE ON THE WORKS OF ERNEST J. GAINES

John Wharton Lowe

FAULKNER AND THE TROPICS OF BLACK MIGRATION Cheryl Lester

12:30   COLLECTING FAULKNER’S MOST SPLENDID FAILURE: THE SOUND AND THE FURY Seth Berner
Yerby Center Auditorium (Box Lunch available)

2:00     LINGERING IN THE BLACK: FAULKNER’S ILLEGIBLE MODERNIST SOUND MELDING
Talk by Thadious M. Davis
Nutt Auditorium

3:30     PANEL MOBILE IDENTITIES IN AND AFTER FAULKNER: MODERNITY, TRANSGRESSION, AND LIBERA- TION IN FAULKNER’S BLACK LITERARY HEIRS
Nutt Auditorium

THE TEXTUAL METROPOLIS: IDENTITY, VEHICULAR LANGUAGES, AND FAULKNER, MISSISSIPPI
Peter Lurie

THE SEXUAL MOTIVATION OF FLIGHT: TRANSGRESSIVE EROTI- CISM IN WILLIAM FAULKNER’S IF I FORGET THEE, JERUSALEM AND JAMES BALDWIN’S ANOTHER COUNTRY
Ben Robbins

“HIS OWN FLESH AS WELL AS ALL SPACE WAS STILL A CAGE”: TEMPORAL EXCESS IN FAULKNER’S LIGHT IN AUGUST AND ELLISON’S JUNETEENTH Melanie Masterton

8:00   FAULKNER ON THE FRINGE Open Mike at Southside Gallery, Oxford Square
Colby Kullman, Vickie M. Cook, and Wil Cook, hosts

TUESDAY, JULY 23
8:00 TEACHING FAULKNER II STORIES OF AFRICAN AMERI- CANS: “DRY SEPTEMBER,” “THAT EVENING SUN,” “RED LEAVES,” “CENTAUR IN BRASS” James B. Carothers, Theresa M. Towner, and Brian McDonald
Nutt Auditorium

9:30 PANEL REVISIONING MISCEGENATION AND TRAUMA IN FAULKNER AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SOUTH
Nutt Auditorium

MISCEGENATION AND PROGRESSION: THE FIRST AMERICANS OF JEAN TOOMER AND WILLIAM FAULKNER Andrew Leiter

NATASHA TRETHEWEY’S JOE CHRISTMAS AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF MISSISSIPPI NATIVITY
Ted Atkinson

CONTEMPORARY BLACK WRITING AND SOUTHERN SOCIAL BELONGING BEYOND THE FAULKNERIAN SHADOW OF LOSS Lisa Hinrichsen

11:00 PANEL FAULKNER AND CONTEMPORARY HAITIAN WOMEN WRITERS
Nutt Auditorium
“FOR FEAR OF A SCANDAL”: SEXUAL POLICING AND THE PRESERVATION OF COLONIAL RE- LATIONS IN WILLIAM FAULKNER AND MARIE VIEUX-CHAUVET Jenna Sciuto

IN THE BOOK OF THE DEAD, THE NARRATOR IS THE SELF: EDWIDGE DANTICAT’S THE DEW BREAKER AS A RESPONSE TO WILLIAM FAULKNER’S ABSALOM, ABSALOM!
Sharron Eve Sarthou

IDENTITY AND DISORDERED EATING IN LIGHT IN AUGUST AND BREATH, EYES, MEMORY Carrie Helms Tippen

2:00 THE STREET RAN THROUGH CITIES: FAULKNER AND THE EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN MIGRATION NARRATIVE James Smethurst
Nutt Auditorium

3:30     “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     CLARK/KULLMAN PARTY 604 Tyler Place

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
8:00         PANEL DU BOIS AND FAULKNER
Nutt Auditorium

HOOPSKIRTS AND HARBINGERS: THE INTERVENTION OF THE TRAGIC PAST IN ABSALOM, ABSALOM! AND BLACK RECONSTRUCTION
Rebecca B. Clark

RECONSTRUCTIONS: FAULKNER, DU BOIS, AND THE CIVIL WAR T. Austin Graham

DU BOISIAN DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS, FANONIAN TRIPLE CONSCIOUSNESS, AND GLISSANTIAN CREOLITÉ: CONSTRUCTIONS OF RACIAL- CUM-NATIONAL IDENTITY IN WILLIAM FAULKNER’S LIGHT IN AUGUST AND ABSALOM, ABSALOM! Joanna Davis-McElligatt

9:30     PANEL GENRE, PEDAGOGY, LABOR: DEEP- ENING THE CONVERSATION
Nutt Auditorium

A MONTAGE OF RACIAL COLLISIONS: GO DOWN, MOSES AND THE MISCEGENATED LEGACY OF THE SHORT STORY CYCLE Jacob Agner

FAULKNER IN THE CLASSROOM: IN CONVERSATION WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS Amritjit Singh

ROBOT AND ZOMBIE DIALECTICS IN FAULKNER AND ELLISON Sascha Morrell

11:30   PANEL FAULKNER AND MORRISON
Nutt Auditorium

“FOOD, AND WELLMEANT”: REPRESENTATIONS OF THE MEAL IN FAULKNER AND MORRISON Meredith Kelling

READING FAULKNER “OTHERWISE”: TONI MORRISON’S A MERCY AND FAULKNER’S ABSALOM, ABSALOM! Doreen Fowler

PROBLEMATIZING LITERARY DEPICTIONS OF AMERICAN POST- COLONIALISM: (RE)READING THE NEW WHITE MAN IN TONI MORRISON’S A MERCY AND WILLIAM FAULKNER’S ABSALOM, ABSALOM!
Maia Butler

2:00     TRACKING FAULKNER IN THE PATHS OF BLACK MODERNISM George Hutchinson
Nutt Auditorium

3:30     CONCURRENT PANELS
I. FAULKNER AND CONTEMPORARY BLACK WRITERS
Nutt Auditorium

TORTURED AND EMBODIED NATIONALISMS IN FAULKNER’S FLAGS IN THE DUST AND DANTICAT’S THE DEW BREAKER Natalie Aikens

“IT WAS ENOUGH THAT THE NAME WAS WRITTEN”: LEDGER NARRATIVES IN EDWARD P. JONES’S THE KNOWN WORLD AND FAULKNER’S GO DOWN, MOSES Matthew Dischinger

CENSUS OR LEDGERS: A RHETORICAL STRATEGY OF VERISIMILITUDE IN FAULKNER’S AND JONES’S SOUTHERN NARRATIVES Dai Xiaoli

II. PAINTING, PASSING, AND PERIODICALS: FAULKNER AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Yerby Auditorium

FAULKNER’S VISUAL BLUES AND THE PAINTINGS OF WILLIAM H. JOHNSON Randall Wilhelm

“PASSING” THROUGH PLACES: MOVEMENT, TRAVEL, AND THE “PASSING” NARRATIVE IN FAULKNER’S LIGHT IN AUGUST AND CHESNUTT’S THE HOUSE BEHIND THE CEDARS Stephanie Tsank

“IF I WERE A NEGRO”: FAULKNER AND THE READERS OF EBONY MAGAZINE Eurie Dahn

5:30     WALK THROUGH BAILEY WOODS (Meet in University Museum Parking Lot)

6:00         PICNIC AT ROWAN OAK

THURSDAY, JULY 25
9:00     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         CLOSING PARTY Off Square Books