ENGL 339 Spring 2014 Faulkner

William Faulkner was a great writer in two ways. First, he was the most interesting formal innovator of all the novelists of American modernism (as in The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying). Second, he was a strange and provocative theorist of race (as in Go Down, Moses and Absalom, Absalom!). We shall consider both of these dimensions of Faulkner, and what they have to do with each other. . In addition, Faulkner was determined, on whatever theme he considered (sexuality, the family, money, death, time), to push speculation to its limit, and prose to its limit in turn. We shall follow these themes insofar as they absorb us.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: one 5-to 8-page paper,one 8- to 10-page paper and class participation
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories C
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 3762
ENGL339-01(S) SEM Faulkner Division 1: Languages and the Arts John K. Limon
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Schapiro Hall 241 3762
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