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The Resource William Faulkner and the faces of modernity, Jay Watson

William Faulkner and the faces of modernity, Jay Watson

Label
William Faulkner and the faces of modernity
Title
William Faulkner and the faces of modernity
Statement of responsibility
Jay Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Faulkner has enjoyed a secure reputation as American modernism's foremost fiction writer, and as a landmark figure in international literary modernism, for well over half a century. Less secure, however, has been any scholarly consensus about what those modernist credentials actually entail. Over recent decades, there have been lively debates in modernist studies over the who, what, where, when, and how of the surprisingly elusive phenomena of modernism and modernity. This book broadens and deepens an understanding of Faulkner's oeuvre by following some of the guiding questions and insights of new modernism studies scholarship into understudied aspects of Faulkner's literary modernism and his cultural modernity. William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity explores Faulkner's rural Mississippians as modernizing subjects in their own right rather than mere objects of modernization; traces the new speed gradients, media formations, and intensifications of sensory and affective experience that the twentieth century brought to the cities and countryside of the US South; maps the fault lines in whiteness as a racial modernity under construction and contestation during the Jim Crow period; resituates Faulkner's fictional Yoknapatawpha County within the transnational counter-modernities of the Black Atlantic; and follows the author's imaginative engagement with modern biopolitics through his late work A Fable, a novel Faulkner hoped to make his 'magnum o.' By returning to the utterly uncontroversial fact of Faulkner's modernism with a critical sensibility sharpened by new modernism studies, William Faulkner and the Faces of Modernity aims to spark further reappraisal of a distinguished and quite dazzling body of fiction. Perhaps even make it new
Cataloging source
YDX
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Watson, Jay
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.A86
LC item number
Z98537 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faulkner, William
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Faulkner, William
Label
William Faulkner and the faces of modernity, Jay Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: modernization, modernity, modernism, and William Faulkner -- Part One. Rural modernization -- Rus in Urbe: Faulkner's rural modernizers -- The philosophy of furniture, or light in August and the material unconscious of Mississippi modernity -- Part Two. Technology and media -- Faulkner on speed -- The unsynchable William Faulkner: Faulknerian voice and early sound film -- Part Three. Racial modernities -- Genealogies of white deviance: eugenic modernity and William Faulkner, 1926-1932 -- Salvery, modernity and the turn toward death in the black Atlantic world of Yokapatawpha County -- Part Four. Biopolitical modernity -- Faulkner's biopolitical fable of modernity
Control code
1103986300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780198849742
Lccn
2019941492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103986300
Label
William Faulkner and the faces of modernity, Jay Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: modernization, modernity, modernism, and William Faulkner -- Part One. Rural modernization -- Rus in Urbe: Faulkner's rural modernizers -- The philosophy of furniture, or light in August and the material unconscious of Mississippi modernity -- Part Two. Technology and media -- Faulkner on speed -- The unsynchable William Faulkner: Faulknerian voice and early sound film -- Part Three. Racial modernities -- Genealogies of white deviance: eugenic modernity and William Faulkner, 1926-1932 -- Salvery, modernity and the turn toward death in the black Atlantic world of Yokapatawpha County -- Part Four. Biopolitical modernity -- Faulkner's biopolitical fable of modernity
Control code
1103986300
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780198849742
Lccn
2019941492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103986300

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