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William Faulkner in the Media Ecology explores the Nobel Prize-winning author immersed in the new media of his time. Intersecting with twentieth-century technology such as photography, film, and sound recording, these twelve essays portray Faulkner as not only as a writer looking back on the history of the U.S. South, but also as a screenwriter, aviator, and celebrity. This fresh, interdisciplinary approach to Faulkner presents an innovative way of reassessing a body of literary work that has engaged readers and critics for over sixty years.

Essays by John T. Matthews, Catherine Gunther Kodat, Stefan Solomon, and Donald M. Kartiganer assess how Faulkner's legacy has been shaped through media adaptation and public commemoration of his work. Jay Watson, Michael Zeitlin, Sarah Gleeson-White, Robert Jackson, and Sascha Morrell consider a range of media relevant to the creation of the writer's stories and ways to recalibrate traditional thinking about his writing. Mark Steven, Peter Lurie, and Richard Godden examine how the vastly different mediations of both cinema and money influenced Faulkner's work.

Editors Julian Murphet and Stefan Solomon have brought together some of the most prominent voices in Faulkner studies, along with a number of emerging scholars, to construct a portrait of Faulkner as a thoroughly modern writer, as much attuned to the evolution of the contemporary world as he was to the past.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Julian Murphet
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. I. Memory and Mediation
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Faulkner to Film in the Fifties
  2. John T. Matthews
  3. pp. 17-33
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  1. What Is Television For? (or, From “The Brooch” to The Wire)
  2. Catherine Gunther Kodat
  3. pp. 34-48
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  1. A Little Boy and an Idea: “Two Soldiers” and “Shall Not Perish”
  2. Stefan Solomon
  3. pp. 49-66
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  1. Faulkner as Celebrity
  2. Donald M. Kartiganer
  3. pp. 67-90
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  1. II. Sound and Vision
  2. pp. 91-92
  1. The Unsynchable William Faulkner: Faulknerian Voice and Early Sound Film
  2. Jay Watson
  3. pp. 93-114
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  1. Faulkner, Adorno, and “the Radio Phenomenon,” 1935
  2. Michael Zeitlin
  3. pp. 115-130
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  1. Auditory Exposures: Faulkner, Eisenstein, and Film Sound
  2. Sarah Gleeson-White
  3. pp. 131-152
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  1. Skin and Structure: William Faulkner’s Media Surfaces
  2. Robert Jackson
  3. pp. 153-171
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  1. Kodak Harlot Tricks of Light: Faulkner and Melville in the Darkroom of Race
  2. Sascha Morrell
  3. pp. 172-192
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  1. III. Time and Space
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. William Faulkner’s Mediated Time: Capitalism, Cinema, Syntax
  2. Mark Steven
  3. pp. 195-215
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  1. “Crossing the Junctureless Backloop of Time’s Trepan”: Freedom, Indexicality, and Cinematic Time in Go Down, Moses
  2. Peter Lurie
  3. pp. 216-237
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  1. Mired Mediations: As I Lay Dying, a Horse, a Fish, Telepathy, and Economics
  2. Richard Godden
  3. pp. 238-266
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 267-270
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 271-276
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780807159491
Related ISBN
9780807159507
MARC Record
OCLC
908320534
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2015-05-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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