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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen lectures given to the National Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2004. The topical issues debated in this volume include the patenting of AIDS drugs, the ... More


Hemispheric Parallax: South America and the American South

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the contours of American literature have changed over time by focusing on the shifting geospatial dynamics associated with the American South. In particular, it juxtaposes ... More


Not Even Past: Race, Historical Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten

Dorothy Stringer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231478
eISBN:
9780823241088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book highlights references to nineteenth-century U.S. slavery and anti-Black racism in literary and photographic projects begun during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including novels by William ... More


‘They Worship Death Here’: William Faulkner, Sanctuary and Hollywood: 2005 Sarah Tryphena Phillips Lecture On American Literature

Richard Gray

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263518
eISBN:
9780191734021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263518.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses William Faulkner's experiences in Hollywood, which he described as a place that worships death and not money. It shows that nearly all of his experiences in Hollywood were bad, ... More


Competing with Illustrious Forerunners: Browne, Borges, and Bioy Casares

Gareth Wood

in Javier Marías's Debt to Translation: Sterne, Browne, Nabokov

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199651337
eISBN:
9780191741180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651337.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes on further close reading of Marías's translations, on this occasion another of the substantial projects of his early career, translating Sir Thomas Browne. Initially, the chapter ... More


The Religion of Blood and Myth: William Faulkner’s and Camilo José Cela’s Modern Subjects

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on this struggle to perform a coded national exceptionality as main characters in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Camilo José Cela’s La familia de Pascual Duarte attempt ... More


Faulkner's Geographies

Jay "Watson and Ann J. "Abadie (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781496802279
eISBN:
9781496802323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The recent “spatial turn” in social theory and cultural studies opens up exciting new possibilities for the study and teaching of William Faulkner’s work. The fictional domains of Yoknapatawpha ... More


Faulkner and History

Jay Watson and Jr., James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809971
eISBN:
9781496810014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809971.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

William Faulkner remains a historian's writer. A distinguished roster of historians has referenced Faulkner in their published work. They are drawn to him as a fellow historian, a shaper of narrative ... More


William Faulkner and Southern History

Joel Williamson

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

William Faulkner more than any other writer is intimately associated with the South about which he wrote. This biography reveals the man and his family and the ways in which southern culture and his ... More


Incest and Miscegenation

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

How do incest and miscegenation relate to each other? One of the most terrifying scenes in American literature is arguably Shrevlin McCannon and Quentin Compson's imaginative speculation, in William ... More


Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Jay Watson and James G. Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

At the turn of the millennium, the Martinican novelist and critic Édouard Glissant offered the bold prediction that “Faulkner’s oeuvre will be made complete when it is revisited and made vital by ... More


Youth 1897–1918

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

William Faulkner had a fairy-tale childhood. He grew up in the country villages of New Albany and Ripley, and — after the age of five when his father's change in business relations made a family move ... More


The Artist as a Young Man 1918–1929

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The young man wrote a book that many literary scholars acclaimed as the best yet in 20th century American letters. William Faulkner declared that his writing came from “imagination, observation, and ... More


The Middle Years 1929–1950

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

It was the year 1929 in which the first of William Faulkner's great novels, The Sound and The Fury, was published. It was also the year in which he married Estelle Oldham and thereby, reentered ... More


The Search 1950–1956

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

One way of understanding William Faulkner's life is this: he was striving to make his life whole — often in great anxiety and confusion and at first unsuccessfully. In the culture to which he was ... More


Sex in the Sylvan Setting

Joel Williamson

in William Faulkner and Southern History

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101294
eISBN:
9780199854233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101294.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Most of all in his writings, William Faulkner focused on the tensions that work between men and women. What should a woman be, what should a man be, and what should they be together? In the South, ... More


Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition

Noel Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110843
eISBN:
9781604733235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As one of the preeminent scholars of southern literature, Noel Polk has delivered lectures, written journal articles and essays, and discussed the rich legacy of the South’s literary heritage around ... More


“William Faulkner”

Donald Davidson

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is a review of William Faulkner's novel, Soldiers' Pay, arguing that it reveals Faulkner as a “sensitive, observant person with a fine power of objectifying his own and other people's ... More


“Futile Souls Adrift on a Yacht”

Lillian Hellman

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay which reviews William Faulkner's novel, Mosquitoes, which takes place on a yacht. Mrs. Maurier, a collector of famous people in her own home town of New Orleans, arranges a ... More


“Preface” to British edition of Soldiers’ Pay

Richard Hughes

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter is an essay examining Soldiers' Pay, the story of a soldier who returns, like an unwanted ghost, to the country he has “saved.” The scene is the state of Georgia, an unfamiliar one to ... More


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