About Us

Our mission statement

In the U.S., William Faulkner is among the most widely read and taught modernist authors. Two major academic conferences are dedicated to his work: the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, organised by the Faulkner Society in collaboration with the University of Mississippi; and the biannual Faulkner and… Conference, organised by the Centre for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. However, the focus on Faulkner’s work, and the literature of the US South in general, is comparatively less pronounced in the UK.

Faulkner Studies in the UK seeks to fill that gap by building upon the foundation of interest in Faulkner and Southern Studies in Britain established in recent years. We aim to serve as a key counterpoint to the abundant focus on Faulkner in the U.S. Through our ongoing events and ever-expanding network of scholars and readers, we have formalised an upsurge of interest in Faulkner among scholars and the wider public, in Britain and throughout the world.


The Network consists of:

Dr Ahmed Honeini: Founding director and administrative lead (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Advisory board:

Dr Laura Wilson (Fisk University).

Heather Moss (Durham University).


We wish to thank:

The Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, in particular:

Francis Gene-Rowe.

Dr Katie McGettigan.

Professor Robert Hampson.

The British Association for American Studies.

The US Embassy, London.

The Estate of William Faulkner

The William Faulkner Society.

Center for Faulkner Studies.

Dr Phillip Gordon (University of Wisconsin–Platteville).


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