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Faulkner and Whiteness
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Faulkner and Whiteness

Jay Watson


William Faulkner wrote during a tumultuous period in southern racial consciousness, between the years of the enactment of Jim Crow and the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the South. Throughout the writer’s career, racial paradigms were in flux, and these shifting notions are reflected in his prose. Faulkner’s fiction contains frequent questions about the ways in which white Americans view themselves with regard to race, along with challenges to the racial codes and standards of the region, and complex portrayals of the interactions between blacks and whites. Throughout his work, Fau ... More

Keywords: whiteness, William Faulkner, South, fiction, whites, blacks, civil rights movement, race, white identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781617030208
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Watson, editor