Faulkner at Virginia


photo of William Faulkner by Carl Van Vechten, 1954The University of Virginia Library has digitized and made available the complete audio recordings from William Faulkner’s two terms as UVA’s Writer in Residence in 1957 and 1958.

The collection
includes selections of Faulkner reading from his works, taking questions from classes and from the public, and appearing on campus radio.The site features extensive essays on the contexts of the recordings to give a sense not only of the sociopolitical feeling of the country at the time, but also of Virginia and the context of the period of Faulkner’s own life.
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Author: Jessica Speer

As the Research Specialist at SSRC, Jessica edits re/search, consults with faculty, and conducts SSRC research projects. She is interested in questions of information management, preservation, communication, and dissemination.

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