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Faulkner and Academia
Though the mules plod in a steady and unflagging hypnosis, the vehicle does
not seem to progress. It seems to hang suspended in the middle distance
forever and forever, so infinitesimal is its progress, like a shabby bead
upon the mild red string of road.
The following pages contain links to other Internet sites which may be of
interest to you.
The William Faulkner Foundation
is an excellent Faulkner site based in France and features information about
Faulkner symposia, events, the Faulkner Centenary, and a mailing list and even
on-line critical articles (though they sometimes are poorly formatted); if you
want, you can even read the foundation's pages in
The William Faulkner
Society is affiliated with the Faulkner
Journal and includes information of interest to Faulkner scholars,
including upcoming Faulkner-related events and calls for papers, membership
information and how to join, and special announcements.
Faulkner Society of Japan web site includes calls for papers and
membership and convention information, but by far the most interesting
feature is the online William
Faulkner Journal of Japan. Two issues are currently online, the
inaugural May 1999 issue and the June 2000 issue; each features scholarly
articles by renowned contemporary Faulkner scholars and book reviews of recent
critical books on Faulkner.
A Hypertext edition of The
Sound and the Fury, being developed by interested parties in the
University of Saskatchewan's English Department, includes critical articles,
an innovative "chronological" option for the very non-linear Benjy's
section, and graphs that show many interesting details of Benjy's psychology.
Also interesting is the presence of certain intertexts alluded to or otherwise
mentioned in the novel, such as the original canticle by Saint Francis that
Quentin refers to when he talks about "Little Sister Death."
Other web Sites
At Faulkner, Malraux,
Modernism, and Hypertext you'll find information linking Faulkner and
Malraux, as well as a hypothetical hypertext
version of As I Lay Dying.
Students at Starkville High School in Mississippi have put together this
page on Faulkner as part of their Mississippi
Writers and Musicians Page.
page posted by a student at Tulane University includes biographical
information and a couple of images (which prove that Faulkner was much
bigger when he was old than when he was young).
Faulkner Campfire Chat is an online forum for readers (primarily
students, I'm guessing) to post and respond to comments and
questions about Faulkner in a Newsgroup-type setting, with threaded subjects
dating back several years.
Articles and other resources:
Noted Faulkner scholar Arthur F. Kinney writes about "Faulkner
and Racism" in an online version of the journal Connotations
3.3 (1993-94): 265-278. Highlighting the online version are responses to
Kinney's article from Pamela
Cohen, and Ursula
Brumm, as well as a counter-response
from Kinney himself.
A fascinating web site features the English papers from an international
Faulkner conference on "William
Faulkner: Hollywood and the Media", which was held at Hong Kong's
Chinese University and Baptist University November 26-28, 1993. Chinese papers
presented at the conference were published separately, but the English papers
are available at this web site, including Hardy C. Wilcoxon's "Faulkner’s
World and 'High Context Culture'" and several radio drama adaptations of
Faulkner’s short story "A Rose for Emily."
PAL: Perspectives in
American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide features this
page on Faulkner, which includes a selected bibliography, a biographical
article, and study questions on Faulkner.
The Nobel Foundation has several
pages on William Faulkner, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 1949,
including a biography, his acceptance speech, and other resources.
During the celebration of the Faulkner Centennial in 1997, Random House
created a special
section of its web site to honor Faulkner with an introductory essay, a
brief biography of Faulkner, an interactive quiz, and of course, information
about Faulkner books published by Random House.
This biographical article
about Faulkner is presented as part of Pegasos:
A Literature Related Resource Site based in Finland.
The Constant Reader
web site features a number of archives of past reader discussions, including
ones for Absalom,
Absalom! and The
Sound and the Fury.
Universities and Academic Departments
Of course, one place you'll want to check out is the
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), located in Faulkner’s adopted
hometown of Oxford;
while there, visit the Department
of English and the Center
for the Study of Southern Culture, which both feature department
newsletters, listing of conferences, and the like.
Another good place to visit is the Center
for Faulkner Studies at Southeast
Missouri State University. At the center's web site you can find
information about the Brodsky collection of Faulkner books,
manuscripts, and other paraphernalia, a list of celebrations around the world
of the centennial of Faulkner’s birth, and an online version of the Teaching
Also, you should check out the English
Department at the University of Virginia, where Faulkner served as
writer-in-residence for several semesters
Faulkner fans worldwide
Someone has put one of Faulkner’s "Al
Jackson" letters (from Uncollected Stories) on-line
... And someone else has put "Was"
(from Go Down, Moses) and "A
Rose for Emily" (from Collected Stories) on-line, probably
for a class (if you like these stories, BUY THE BOOKS)
... Another fan has put online a nicely detailed plot
summary of Light in August ...