Academics To Meet To Talk About Sex and Faulkner -- in Mississppi! 

"The amazing thing [is] that whenever a new approach has emerged in literary study, Faulkner seems to have already dealt with it," says Professor Donald Kartiganer of the University of Mississippi.

The professor is referring to the work of Nobel Prize-winning writer William Faulkner. And as for "literary study," he's referring to academic approaches such as queer theory and feminist readings.

According to Kartiganer, "The 'male gaze' as a form of sexual objectification, the 'blackness' of sexual mystery, the interaction of heterosexual and same-sex dynamics illustrate how diverse and wide-ranging the sexualities of Faulkner's fiction can be."

“"Sexualities" in the work of William Faulkner is the theme of the 34th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference scheduled for July 22nd-26th on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford. For more information on the conference and costs, go here . Questions? Call 662-915-7283. Incest, homoerotics, and rape? See The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and Sanctuary.

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