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Faculty lecture series: Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey

Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 - 4 p.m.

Event Type: Academic Events

Audience: Continuing Education Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students

Contact: Gretchen Sotomayor

Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey, associate professor and chairman of the Department of English, Communications and Media, will present "Taking Popular Culture Seriously, Or, How I Learned to Love 'Hack' Faulkner" as part of the McKillop Library's ongoing faculty lecture series.

Ramsey will examine the work of renowned author William Faulkner and his intersections with popular culture. To illustrate issues regarding the canon, literary snobbery or assumptions about Southern white male authors, Ramsey will employ examples of film, novels and other works, including a Saturday Evening Post all-male war story transformed into a Joan Crawford melodrama, a "scandalous" pre-Code Hollywood film about rape and murder, and "The Long, Hot Summer" and the queerness of 1950s Southern melodramas.