On Friday, April 15th. Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies at the University of Mississippi, will present the 9th annual Barbara Methvin Lecture in Park 265 at 4:30 p.m. His topic will be "Fictions of Capture: William Faulkner in an Era of Fugitive Energy." Professor Watson, a native of Athens, received his B.A. from UGA, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. He is the author of three books: FORENSIC FICTIONS: THE LAWYER FIGURE IN FAULKNER (UGA P, 1993); READING FOR THE BODY: THE RECALCITRANT MATERIALITY OF SOUTHERN FICTION, 1893-1985 (UGA P, 2012); and WILLIAM FAUKLNER AND THE FACES OF MODERNITY (Oxford UP, 2019), which won the C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. He runs the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference at Ole Miss, and has edited eleven volumes of essays on Faulkner. A former Fulbright Scholar in Finland, and a former President of the William Faulkner Society, Professor Watson is currently writing FOSSIL FUEL FAULKNER: ENERGY AND MODERNITY IN THE U.S. SOUTH. Please join us for what is sure to be a splendid talk by an expert on the work of our nation's greatest writer.