Spring 2012 - Undergraduate Course Description
Towner, Theresa
Discipline and Number
LIT 4329 Section: 001
TR Time: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title:
William Faulkner


William Faulkner, the Mississippi-born writer who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950, wrote nineteen novels, well over a hundred short stories, some middling poetry, and a few fables which he illustrated himself. This course will introduce you to several of his most well-regarded novels and short stories. Throughout the semester, we will investigate recurrent patterns and themes in the fiction set largely in Faulkner’s mythical Mississippi county, Yoknapatawpha.


Available at the UTD Book Store, Off-Campus Books, and commercially, the texts we will use are all Vintage International editions, which are REQUIRED EDITIONS FOR THE COURSE:

The Sound and the Fury
Light in August
Absalom, Absalom!
Go Down, Moses
The Reivers
Collected Stories (just Vintage, not Vintage International; only one edition in print)


Four assignments, each worth 25% of your course grade, will be turned in on time throughout the semester. These assignments include two exams, an oral report on and accompanying summary of a Faulkner novel not on the common reading list, and a final examination. Course requirements also include attendance and participation, and the quality of those two elements will decide cases of borderline grades.

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