CCE: Digital Yoknapatawpha
This is a Core Curriculum Enhancement event.

Digital Yoknapatawpha is the result of a collaboration between an international team of Faulkner scholars and technologists at the University of Virginia and has been supported with major funding from the National Endowment in the Humanities. The project is an ongoing effort to demonstrate the interconnectivity of the southern county in which the majority of William Faulkner's fiction takes place. Two of the lead members of the project team will join us via Skype to describe the project and its impact.

* Dr. Stephen Railton is a Professor of English at the University of Virginia and is the founding director of the Digital Yoknapatawpha project.

* Dr. Worthy Martin is the Acting Director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia and is the Project Manager for Digital Yoknapatawpha.

Yoknapatawpha County is a fictional Mississippi county created by the author William Faulkner, which was based upon and inspired by Lafayette County, Mississippi, and its county seat of Oxford, Mississippi (which Faulkner renamed Jefferson). Faulkner often referred to Yoknapatawpha County as 'my apocryphal county'. From Sartoris onwards, Faulkner set all but three of his novels in the county, as well as over 50 of his short stories. (Adapted from Wikipedia, "Yoknapatawpha County")

  • Led by: Dr. Jason S. Todd (CAT+FD/English)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • Time: Noon - 12:50 PM
  • Location: Mellon Seminar Room - LRC 532B
  • Sponsor: CCE
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Note: Yokna-what? Listen to William Faulkner explaining the pronunciation and translation of Yoknapatawpha:

Tags: dh, faulkner
Format: presentation
Event ID: 01848

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