William Faulkner Foundation was created at the University of Rennes
2, (Rennes, France) on the initiative of Dr. Nicole Moulinoux and
specialists from all over Europe and the United States. This unique
Research Center inaugurated on October 21, 1994 by the late American
Ambassador, Mrs. Pamela Harriman, is an important research center
for Faulkner in Europe. It houses the William Faulkner Manuscripts,
Rare Books Collection and Concordances to William Faulkner's Works,
a databank and CD-ROM information on Contemporary Southern Literature
Foundation ensures the promotion of American Southern Studies by
providing research on William Faulkner and access to his manuscripts
and other works on Southern contemporary authors. The William Faulkner
Foundation also organizes festivals, symposia, seminars, conferences
and creative writing workshops for public to discover or to renew
their acquaintance with the world of one of the century's greatest
writers (exhibition of manuscripts, letters, contracts, photographs,
rare editions, films, readings, lectures and Faulkner publications...).
The Foundation also offers many opportunities for cultural events
and for Franco-American exchanges.
William Faulkner library is the European Center for Documentation and
Research into the American South. We provide an exhaustive collection
of biographical and critical documents on William Faulkner's works and
on contemporary Southern writers.
The Faulkner collection includes:
-The William Faulkner Manuscripts, Facsimile edition
(44 volumes - Garland Publishing)
-Concordances to the Works of William Faulkner
-A few hundred works are entirely available to the public (with the exception
of books that are rare or out of print).
-The Faulkner Newsletters
-Critical reviews - ( i.e. The Mississippi Quarterly, The Faulkner
Journal, The Faulkner Newsletter, The Yoknapatawpha Review, and The Southern
order to offer students and researchers a full range of complete studies,
texts and critical works on the South, we house other documents :
Literary: Contemporary Southern American
Writers. Civilization: Southern Culture. (History,
Music, Art, Film, Dictionaries, Magazines, Books...) Linguistics-stylistics: The Language
of the South.