112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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William Faulkner

Session Chair: 
John D. Schwetman, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Session 4: Friday 3:45-5:15pm
Marriott Embassy
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  1. Amanda Drum, Loyola Marymount University
    Althusser’s interpretation of order through “ideology” provides a framework by which readers can assess the relationships of William Faulkner’s characters within the Family “Ideological State Apparatus” (ISA).  However, new conversations about ideology shed light on structures clear in the novel that would otherwise—if we discount agency in interpellation—go unnoticed. 
  2. Juliana Kubicki, California State University, Los Angeles
    A close textual analysis of William Faulkner's Light in August reveals that literary dress and the appearance of the three main characters serves to deconstruct and subvert the established cultural system of the Old South by blurring the lines between race and class. 
  3. Jerome Winter, University of California, Riverside
    This paper argues that exploring narratological concerns in Light in August, even in the most undecidable cases, highlights Faulkner’s resistance to not only the third-person omniscient narrator of pre-modernist realism but also the silencing of the laid-off, poverty-stricken, and jobless of the Great Depression.
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