Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County II [F-13-18]

Presenter:Joyce Monroe, Jim Monroe
Location: Partridge Knoll: Multi-Purpose Room
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Tue 10:30 AM 10/01, 10/08, 10/15, 10/22
Status: CLOSED

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In his short stories and novels, William Faulkner brings to life the inhabitants of Yoknapatawpha County. Will any of these Mississippians seem like they belong in the North Country? Two years ago the class answered, “Maybe not, maybe yes,” when reading and discussing some of Faulkner’s short stories. This time we’ll look for clues in his short novel, As I Lay Dying. Depending on the registration for the class, the first session will introduce Faulkner, the Nobel Prize winning writer, to students who didn’t take “FYC” last fall.

An English major graduate of Alfred University, Joyce Monroe taught American literature for many years at Hugh C. Williams High School and for one year at Shaanxi University Xian, China.

NOTE: If possible, read Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying before class starts and bring a copy to class.


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