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Title: Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha Novels and Social Change in the American South
Author: Al-Barhow, Abdul Razzak
ISNI:       0000 0001 3405 1891
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: The University of Essex pre-October 2008
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis examines the influence of social change, especially m the areas of economy, gender and race relations, in the American South during the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century on the writing of the Yoknapatawpha novel series by William Faulkner. Even though Yoknapatawpha County and the novels which brought it into existence are ultimately Faulkner's imaginative creations, they have a very strong relationship to the American South, and Faulkner's home region in northern Mississippi in particular. This part of the United States underwent a transforming process of social change during Faulkner's life, and Faulkner monitored closely the disruptive consequences of the transformation of his region from a rural place, dominated by an agricultural economy to a 'new' South, with a more diversified economy. He also observed the repercussions of this transformation in the form of social conflicts and contradictions.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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