Faulkner, black literature examined in conference
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – The 40th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference will look at the black literature of the western hemisphere and the relationship between it and author William Faulkner.
The conference opened yesterday in Oxford.
Jay Watson, director of the annual Faulkner conference, tells the Oxford Eagle that the conference will examine Faulkner’s impact on the many black artists who have encountered and responded to his work since his death in 1962.
Keynote lectures and panel sessions are free and open to the public.
Around 150 to 200 people are expected to attend this year’s conference. The conference runs through Thursday.
Throughout the conference, the University library will display Faulkner books, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia.
Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com
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