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Cinema and modernity in William Faulkner's “The Sound and the Fury”
This thesis identifies cinema not simply as a technological innovation, but also the extension of a modern audience. Operating under this premise, I investigate the presence of cinematic strategies in the Benjy section of ...
Yearning for redemption: The lost cause narratives and violent hopes of the American South
This project considers redemptive and anti-redemptive narratives as they engage the myth of the Old South and tell us about slavery, the Civil War, and the Reconstruction of the South. I analyze the rhetorical strategies ...
“The scar of knowledge”: Skepticism as affliction in the 20 th century American *South
This dissertation proposes that since the 1920s, the dominant literary community of the American South has constructed a discrete Southern identity specifically in response to the threat of Cartesian skepticism. I investigate ...