A Companion to Faulkner Studies

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Faulkner scholarship is one of the largest critical enterprises currently at work. Because of its size and scope, accessing that scholarship has become difficult for scholars, students, and general readers alike. This reference includes chapters on individual approaches to Faulkner studies, including archetypal, historical, biographical, feminist, and psychological criticism, among others. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and surveys the contributions of that approach to Faulkner scholarship. The ...

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Overview

Faulkner scholarship is one of the largest critical enterprises currently at work. Because of its size and scope, accessing that scholarship has become difficult for scholars, students, and general readers alike. This reference includes chapters on individual approaches to Faulkner studies, including archetypal, historical, biographical, feminist, and psychological criticism, among others. Each chapter is written by an expert contributor and surveys the contributions of that approach to Faulkner scholarship. The volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography and glossary of critical terms.

William Faulkner is one of the most widely read and studied American writers. His works have also generated a vast body of scholarship and elicited criticism from a wide range of approaches. Because of its size, scope, and diversity, accessing that scholarship has become difficult for scholars, students, and general readers alike. This reference comprehensively overviews the present state of Faulkner studies.

The volume includes chapters written by expert contributors. Each chapter defines a particular critical approach and surveys the contributions of that approach to Faulkner studies. Some of the approaches covered are archetypal, biographical, feminist, historical, and psychological, among others. The book closes with a selected, general bibliography and glossary of critical terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313320309
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES A. PEEK is Martin Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. He is the coeditor of A William Faulkner Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 1999). He is the author of numerous articles.

ROBERT W. HAMBLIN is Professor of English and Director of the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. He is the coeditor of A William Faulkner Encyclopedia (Greenwood, 1999). He is also the author of two books of poetry and numerous scholarly essays.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Mythic and archetypal criticism 1
2 Historical criticism 27
3 Formalist criticism 47
4 Biographical criticism 65
5 Modernist criticism 99
6 Postmodern criticism 125
7 Cultural-studies criticism 163
8 Psychological criticism 197
9 Feminist and gender criticism 215
10 Rhetorical and reader-response criticism 233
11 Popular-culture criticism 261
12 Textual criticism 279
13 Thematic criticism 307
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