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Duvall, John N. (John Noel) 1956-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 6,966 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  History  Sources 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3511.A86, 813.5409358
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Most widely held works by John N Duvall
Faulkner and postmodernism Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999 by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ( )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In eleven essays from the 1999 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, held at the University of Mississippi, Faulkner and Postmodernism examines William Faulkner and his fiction in light of postmodern literature, culture, and theory. The volume explores the variety of ways Faulkner's art can be used to measure similarities and differences between modernism and postmodernism."--Jacket
Productive postmodernism consuming histories and cultural studies by John N Duvall ( )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The identifying fictions of Toni Morrison : modernist authenticity and postmodern blackness by John N Duvall ( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although all published biographical sketches of Toni Morrison agree that her birth name was Chloe Anthony Wofford, this information is apparently incorrect. Using previously unknown biographical documents, John Duvall explores the issue of names and naming in Morrison's fiction and repeatedly finds surprising traces of the Nobel prize-winning author's struggle to construct a useable identity as an African American woman novelist. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding her decision to become Toni, one thing becomes clear: the question of identity was not a given for Morrison because she rejected her given name."--BOOK JACKET
The Cambridge companion to Don DeLillo by John N Duvall ( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Don DeLillo's novels are admired and studied for their narrative technique, political themes, and prophetic commentary on the cultural crises affecting contemporary America. This Companion charts the shape of DeLillo's career, his relation to twentieth-century aesthetics, and his major themes. It also provides in-depth assessments of his best-known novels, White Noise, Libra, and Underworld, which have become required reading not only for students of American literature, but for all interested in the history and the future of American culture."--Jacket
The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945 by John N Duvall ( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each generation revises literary history and this is nowhere more evident than in the post-Second World War period. This Companion offers a comprehensive, authoritative and accessible overview of the diversity of American fiction since the Second World War. Essays by nineteen distinguished scholars provide critical insights into the significant genres, historical contexts, cultural diversity and major authors during a period of enormous American global political and cultural power. This power is overshadowed, nevertheless, by national anxieties growing out of events ranging from the Civil Rights Movement to the rise of feminism; from the Cold War and its fear of Communism and nuclear warfare to the Age of Terror and its different yet related fears of the 'Other'. American fiction since 1945 has faithfully chronicled these anxieties. An essential reference guide, this Companion provides a chronology of the period, as well as guides to further reading"--
Faulkner's marginal couple : invisible, outlaw, and unspeakable communities by John N Duvall ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Race and White identity in southern fiction : from Faulkner to Morrison by John N Duvall ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Race and White Identity in Southern Fiction explores a form of racial passing that has gone largely unnoticed. Duvall makes visible the means by which southern novelists repeatedly imagined their white characters as fundamentally black in some sense. Beginning with William Faulkner, Duvall traces a form of figurative and rhetorical masking in twentieth-century southern fiction that derives from whiteface minstrelsy. In the fiction of such subsequent writers as Flannery O'Connor, John Barth, Dorothy Allison, and Ishmael Reed, the reader sees characters who present a whiteface to the world, even as they unconsciously perform cultural blackness. These queer performances of race repeatedly reveal that being merely Caucasian is insufficient to claim Southern Whiteness."--BOOK JACKET
Approaches to teaching Delillo's White noise ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faulkner and his critics by John N Duvall ( Book )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawn from the pages of Modern Fiction Studies, the essays are grouped thematically into four categories: Myth and Religion; Temporality, History, and Trauma; Gender and Race: Affect, the Body, and Identity; and Modernity and Modernist Technique. Editor Duvall has also included two appendixes. The first is an alternative table of contents that arranges the critiques by major novels. The second appendix lists all of the essays chronologically, and provides a full list of all seventy-three Faulkner essays published by MFS over the years
Don DeLillo's Underworld : a reader's guide by John N Duvall ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faulkner and Postmodernism by John N Duvall ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the 1960s, William Faulkner, Mississippi's most famous author, has been recognized as a central figure of international modernism. But might Faulkner's fiction be understood in relation to Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow as well as James Joyce's Ulysses ? In eleven essays from the 1999 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, held at the University of Mississippi, Faulkner and Postmodernism examines William Faulkner and his fiction in light of postmodern literature, culture, and theory. The volume explores the variety of ways Faulkner's art can be used to measure similarities and differences between modernism and postmodernism. Essays in the collection fall into three categories: those that use Faulkner's novels as a way to mark a period distinction between modernism and postmodernism, those that see postmodern tendencies in Faulkner's fiction, and those that read Faulkner through the lens of postmodern theory's contemporary legacy, the field of cultural studies. In order to make their particular arguments, essays in the collection compare Faulkner to more contemporary novelists such as Ralph Ellison, Vladimir Nabokov, Thomas Pynchon, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, Toni Morrison, and Kathy Acker. But not all of the comparisons are to high culture artists, since even Elvis Presley becomes Faulkner's foil in one of the essays. A variety of theoretical perspectives frame the work in this volume, from Fredric Jameson's pessimistic sense of postmodernism's possibilities to Linda Hutcheon's conviction that cultural critique can continue in postmodernism through innovative new forms such as metafiction. Despite the different theoretical premises and distinct conclusions of the individual authors of these essays, Faulkner and Postmodernism proves once again that in the key debates surrounding twentieth-century fiction, Faulkner is a crucial figure. John N. Duvall, an associate professor of English at Purdue University, is the editor of Modern Fiction Studies . Ann J. Abadie is associate director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
Don DeLillo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faulkner's marginal couple and the community by John N Duvall ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interpreting a continent : voices from colonial America ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This reader provides students with key documents from colonial American history, including new English translations of non-English documents. The documents in this collection take the reader beyond the traditional story of the English colonies. Readers ex
The Cambridge companion to Don DeLillo Don DeLillo ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A Modern fiction studies book ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Muriel Spark by John N Duvall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Melville's Ishmaelites : the ontological quest by John N Duvall ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Faulkner and postmodernism Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999 ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Introduction from Valparaiso to Jerusalem : Delillo and the moment of canonization ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Duvall, J. N.
Duvall, John 1956-
Duvall, John N.
Duvall, John N. 1956-
Duvall, John Noel.
Duvall, John Noel 1956-
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