[Msa-discuss] New Book - Faulkner and Film

Katie Rogers krogers at ihl.state.ms.us
Tue Sep 2 09:04:48 EDT 2014

Dear Sir or Madam:

I wanted you to know about a new book from the University Press of Mississippi (www.upress.state.ms.us<http://www.upress.state.ms.us>). I've pasted a news release below. If you know of others who will be interested in news of this title, don't hesitate to pass this release along.

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Katie Rogers

Faulkner and Film
Edited by Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie
University Press of Mississippi
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series
ISBN 978-1-62846-101-5, hardback, $65
For Immediate Release

A collection exploring the extensive connections between the
Nobel Laureate's work and cinema

Considering his own screenwriting career, it will come as little surprise that Faulkner has often been called the most cinematic of novelists. Faulkner's novels were produced in the same high period as the films of classical Hollywood, a reason itself for reading his work alongside this dominant form. Beyond their era, though, Faulkner's novels-or the ways in which they ask readers to see as well as feel his world-have much in common with film. That Faulkner was aware of film, and that his novels' own "thinking" betrays his profound sense of the medium and its effects, broadens the contexts in which he can be considered.
That exploration continues in Faulkner and Film (University Press of Mississippi), the first direct study of Faulkner and cinema since the 1970s. In a range of approaches, the contributors the contributors to this volume consider Faulkner's career as a scenarist and collaborator in Hollywood, the ways his screenplay work and the adaptations of his fiction informed his literary writing, and how Faulkner's craft anticipates, intersects with, or reflects upon changes in cultural history across the lifespan of cinema.

Drawing on film history, critical theory, archival studies of Faulkner's screenplays and scholarship about his work in Hollywood, these nine essays show a keen awareness of literary modernism and its proximate relation to contemporary cultural forms.  Faulkner and Film reveals the ways his fiction allows adaptation into a different medium as well as how modernist studies itself has a greater capaciousness toward mass or commercial art, especially cinema.  In strikingly original ways, these essays expand on earlier treatments of Faulkner and film, raising new ways to consider Faulkner's work in relation to cinema and on its own terms.

Essays by Aaron Nyerges, Riché Richardson, Stefan Solomon, Robert Jackson, Robert Hamblin, Julian Murphet, Deborah Barker, Ivan Delari, Phil Smith.
Peter Lurie is associate professor of English and film studies at the University of Richmond.  He is the author of Vision's Immanence: Faulkner, Film, and the Popular Imagination and had published numerous articles of Faulkner and film. Ann J. Abadie is associate director emerita of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the co-editor of numerous volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series.

For more information contact Clint Kimberling, Publicist, ckimberling at mississippi.edu<mailto:ckimberling at mississippi.edu>
Read more about Faulkner and Film at http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1720

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