September 29, 2016

Survey - 2015-2016

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September 19, 2016

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner - Sept. 26, 2016

Our next meeting is Sept. 26 at Julie's house to discuss As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

Supplemental materials:

  • Study guide from Chicago Humanities Festival 2010
  • Discussion questions (at LitLovers, but probably from the publisher)
  • Wikipedia entry
  • Yale course on As I Lay Dying by Professor Wai Chee Dimock  (48 min. video)
  • "A Discourse Analysis of Darl's Descent Into Madness," Shannon Terry Wiley, Southeast Missouri State
  • "Creation and Rebellion in William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying," Tristan Gans, Inquiries Journal, 2011, vol. 3, no. 5.
  • "The Patterned Path: A Structuralist Analysis of As I Lay Dying," Prezi Powerpoint presenation.
  • "A Bakhtinian Reading of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying," Maria R.N. Sanchez, Universidad de Valencia/University of Sheffield. 1998.
  • Review, E.L. Doctorow, The New York Review of Books, May 24, 2012
  • Audio recording of Faulkner reading the first Tull section
  • Audio recording of Faulkner reading a Vardamon section 
  • Audio recording of Faulkner reading a Darl section
  • Trailer for the 2013 movie of As I Lay Dying (James Franco
  • Faulkner's Nobel Prize acceptance speech
As always, let me know if you come across other useful materials.