Category Archives: Faulkner (William)

Toni Morrison: White Panic Led to Trump

As Toni Morrison sees it, William Faulkner’s observations about white panic go a long way toward explaining Trump’s victory.

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The Complex Inner Life of Teachers

Lily King’s “The English Teacher” is filled with literary lllusions, most of them thematically important.

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The American South, Trapped in the Past

The reactionary South is like Emily in Faulkner’s story, clinging to a dead love while the world moves on.

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Using Faulkner to Counter Racist Madness

Faulkner’s “Absolon, Absolon” is a continuing resource for countering the madness of racism.

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Faulkner and a Love for the Liberal Arts

Dr. Joseph Urgo wove William Faulkner into his inauguration speech as the new president of St. Mary’s College. Above all, Urgo said, “St. Mary’s exists in the public trust, offering the love of liberal learning–an impassioned, dedicated, humanistic endeavor—to all segments of society.”

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