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Prof. Meryl Altman is First Recipient of the Jim Hinkle Memorial Prize

September 11, 2003

September 11, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Meryl Altman, director of women's studies and associate professor of English at DePauw University, is the inaugural recipient of the Jim Hinkle Memorial Prize, which is presented by the Faulkner Journal. Dr. Altman is being honored for her essay, The Bug That Dare Not Speak its Name: Sex, Art, Faulkner's Worst Novel, and the Critics, which was published by the Journal in 1995. (photo by Marilyn E. Culler)

A forum for the scholarly study of William Faulkner's life and works, the Faulkner Journal is published by the University of Central Florida. The journal publishes general issues twice a year and also publishes special double issues on topics such as Faulkner and Feminism, Faulkner the Reiver, and Faulkner and Latin America. The Faulkner Journal has on its advisory board distinguished scholars from around the country and international scholars as well.

The Jim Hinkle Memorial Prize will be awarded every five years by the Faulkner Journal for an essay that makes a unique and lasting contribution to Faulkner scholarship. The prize carries with it a $1,000 award. The first award covers the period from 1989 through 1999 and is being announced in conjunction with the current volume, "Faulkner's Indians."

Professor Altman's award is recognized at the Faulkner Journal's Web site. Access it by clicking here.

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