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Jay "Watson and Ann J. "Abadie

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781496802279

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.001.0001

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Woman in Motion: Escaping Yoknapatawpha

Woman in Motion: Escaping Yoknapatawpha

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(p.163) Woman in Motion: Escaping Yoknapatawpha
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Faulkner's Geographies
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Lorie Watkins

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496802279.003.0011

Feminist geography has long considered the effect of geographic differences on gender relations and gender equality. In this essay, Lorie Watkins reads Faulknerian women, especially Linda Snopes Kohl, through the lens of feminist geography to reveal the nearly insurmountable social strictures facing the women of Yoknapatawpha. This reading also reveals a marked strength of female agency in Faulkner’s later works.

Keywords:   Feminist Geography, Gender Equality, Linda Snopes Kohl, Faulknerian Women, Later Works

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