Friday, 29 December
494. The Political Faulkner
1:45–3:00 p.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Southern Literature
Presiding: Noel Earl Polk, Mississippi State Univ.
1. “Between Reluctant Amateur and ‘Old-Fashioned Patriot’: Reflections on Faulkner as Goodwill Ambassador for the State Department,” Deborah Cohn, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
2. “Faulkner and ‘Land of the Pharaohs,’” D. Matthew Ramsey, Stephen F. Austin State Univ.
3. “‘A New Order of Things’: Faulkner’s The Unvanquished and New Deal Politics,” Ted B. Atkinson, Augusta State Univ., Augusta