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Two Exemplary American Modernists: Falkner and Stevens
Loss, Disillusionment, and the Origins of Literary Modernism:
Wallace Stevens, “Sunday Morning”
The Resilient Imagination and the Logic of High Modernism:
Wallace Stevens, “The Idea of Order at Key West”
Loss, Disillusionment, and the Corruption of Public Institutions:
William Faulkner, Sanctuary
FEBRUARY 8 AND 22
The Resilient Imagination and the Logic of High Modernism Revisited:
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom!
David Minter is the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English at Rice University and the author of several books, including A Cultural History of the American Novel: Henry James to William Faulkner, published in 1994 by Cambridge University Press and the forthcoming Faulkner's Questioning Narratives.
The two poems by Wallace Stevens are printed in Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose, The Library of America, 1997. The novels by William Faulkner are available in several editions.
Drinks will be provided, and participants may bring a sack lunch.