The Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference kicks off this Sunday on the University of Mississippi campus and in Oxford. This year’s theme is Faulkner and History.  For a full schedule with speakers, visit the conference website.

The Sunday night opening event at 7:30pm will include the presentation of the Eudora Welty Award by Center Associate Director for Publications Jimmy Thomas, and Andy Harper, professor of Southern Studies and Director of SouthDocs, will introduce the screening of a film by Emma Knowlton Lytle.

The conference runs through next Thursday, July 24.