The Center for Faulkner Studies will host the Faulkner and García Márquez Conference keynote on Oct. 11 by Dr. Deborah Cohn at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. This lecture is free and open to the public. Dr. Cohn’s lecture, “Faulkner and Garcia Marquez: Literary Innovators, Public Intellectuals, Cultural Ambassadors,” is geared towards a general audience, according to Dr. Christopher Rieger, director of the Center for Faulkner Studies. Dr. Cohn has a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University, and she is currently a professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University. She is the author of two books, The Latin American Literary Boom and U.S. Nationalism during the Cold War and History and Memory in the Two Souths: Recent Southern and Spanish American Fiction, and she has published numerous articles examining the intersections of Faulkner and Latin America. The Faulkner and Garcia Marquez Conference is the seventh conference in the biannual series organized by the Center for Faulkner Studies and held on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.