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.
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.
Editors Foreword Abbreviations Introduction Archetypal and Mythic Criticism Historical Criticism Formalist Criticism Biographical Criticism Modernist Criticism Postmodern Criticism Cultural Criticism Psychological Criticism Feminist and Gender Criticism Reader Response and Rhetoric Criticism Popular Culture Criticism Textual Criticism Thematic Criticism Glossary Bibliography About the Contributors Index
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