A Companion to William Faulkner
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
Richard C. Moreland.
Part I: Contexts:.
1. A Difficult Economy: Faulkner and the Poetics of Plantation Labor: Richard Godden (University of Sussex).
2. "We're Trying Hard as Hell to Free Ourselves": Southern History and Race in the Making of William Faulkner's Literary Terrain: Grace Elizabeth Hale (University of Virginia) and Robert Jackson (University of Virginia).
3. A Loving Gentleman and the Corncob Man: Faulkner, Gender, Sexuality, and The Reivers: Anne Goodwyn Jones (University of Mississippi).
4. "C'est Vraiment Dégueulasse": Meaning and Ending in A bout de souffle and If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem: Catherine Gunther Kodat (Hamilton College).
5. The Synthesis of Marx and Freud in Recent Faulkner Criticism: Michael Zeitlin (University of British Columbia).
6. Faulkner’s Lives: Jay Parini (Middlebury College).
Part II: Questions:.
7. Reflections on Language and Narrative: Owen Robinson (University of Essex).
8. Race as Fact and Fiction in William Faulkner: Barbara Ladd (Emory University).
9. "Why Are You So Black?" Faulkner's Whiteface Minstrels, Primitivism, and Perversion: John N. Duvall (Purdue University).
10. Shifting Sands: The Myth of Class Mobility: Julia Leyda (Sophia University, Tokyo).
11. Faulkner’s Families: Arthur F. Kinney (University of Massachusetts).
12. Changing the Subject of Place in Faulkner: Cheryl Lester (University of Kansas).
13. The State: Ted Atkinson (Augusta State University).
14. Violence in Faulkner’s Major Novels: Lothar Hönnighausen (University of Bonn).
15. An Impossible Resignation: William Faulkner’s Post-Colonial Imagination: Sean Latham (University of Tulsa).
16. Religion: Desire and Ideology: Leigh Anne Duck (University of Memphis).
17. Cinematic Fascination in Light in August: Peter Lurie (University of Richmond).
18. Faulkner’s Brazen Yoke: Pop Art, Modernism, and the Myth of the Great Divide: Vincent Allan King (Black Hills State University).
Part III: Genres and Forms:.
19. Faulkner’s Genre Experiments: Thomas L. McHaney (author).
20. “Make It New”: Faulkner and Modernism: Philip Weinstein (Swarthmore College).
21. Faulkner’s Versions of Pastoral, Gothic, and the Sublime: Susan V. Donaldson (College of William and Mary).
22. Faulkner, Trauma, and the Uses of Crime Fiction: Greg Forter (University of South Carolina).
23. William Faulkner’s Short Stories: Hans H. Skei (University of Oslo).
24. Faulkner’s Non-Fiction: Noel Polk (Mississippi State University).
25. Faulkner’s Texts: Noel Polk (Mississippi State University).
Part IV: Sample Readings:.
26. “By It I Would Stand or Fall”: Life and Death in As I Lay Dying: Donald M. Kartiganer (University of Mississippi).
27. Faulkner and the Southern Arts of Mystification in Absalom, Absalom!: John Carlos Rowe (University of Southern California).
28. “The Cradle of Your Nativity”: Codes of Class Culture and Southern Desire in Faulkner's Snopes Trilogy: Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber (George Washington University).
Part V: After Faulkner:.
29. “He Doth Bestride the Narrow World Like a Colossus”: Faulkner’s Critical Reception: Timothy P. Caron (California State University).
30. Faulkner, Latin America, and the Caribbean: Influence, Politics, and Academic Disciplines: Deborah Cohn (Indiana University).
31. Faulkner’s Continuance: Patrick O’Donnell (Michigan State University).
- A Companion to William Faulkner, arguably the greatest American novelist
- Reflects the current dynamic state of Faulkner studies
- Written by leading Faulkner scholars
- Guides readers through the plethora of critical approaches to Faulkner over the past few decades
- Coherently organised around: contexts; questions; genres and forms; sample readings; and responses
- Combines demonstrations of current scholarship with critical reflections on previous interpretations.