Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Lokangaka Losambe

Second Advisor

John Waldron

Abstract

While William Faulkner preceded the formalized movement of postcolonialism, he anticipated a great many of its tenets and wrote them in into the early works of his career. As the theoretical conversation within postcolonialism has expanded in recent years to include notions of the new empire and post-hybridity, this thesis explores the ways in which Faulkner's narrative elements of encounter, fissure, and cycle may allow us to consider the postcolonial narrative more expansively, and to read William Faulkner as a postcolonial author.

Language

en

Number of Pages

59 p.