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Duvall, John N. (John Noel) 1956-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 151 publications in 2 languages and 7,719 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3554.E4425, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John N Duvall
The Cambridge companion to American fiction after 1945 by John N Duvall( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 764 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"--
The Cambridge companion to Don DeLillo( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 738 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 identifying fictions of Toni Morrison : modernist authenticity and postmodern blackness by John N Duvall( Book )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 633 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."--Jacket
Faulkner's marginal couple : invisible, outlaw, and unspeakable communities by John N Duvall( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and postmodernism : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999 by John N Duvall( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 425 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
Race and White identity in southern fiction : from Faulkner to Morrison by John N Duvall( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 392 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."--Jacket
Approaches to teaching Delillo's White noise( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrating 9/11 : fantasies of state, security, and terrorism( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narrating 9/11 challenges the notion that Americans have overcome the national trauma of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The volume responds to issues of war, surveillance, and the expanding security state, including the Bush Administration's policies on preemptive war, extraordinary rendition, torture abroad, and the suspension of privacy rights and civil liberties at home. Building on the work of Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj Žižek, and Donald Pease, the contributors focus on the ways in which post-9/11 narratives help make visible the fantasies that attempt to justify the ongoing state of exception and American exceptionalism. Narrating 9/11 examines a variety of contemporary narratives as they relate to the cultural construction of the neoliberal nation-state, a role that mediates the possibilities of ethnic and religious identity as well as the ability to imagine terrorism. Touching on some of the mainstays of 9/11 fiction, including Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and John Updike's Terrorist, the book expands this particular canon by considering the work of such writers as Jess Walter, William Gibson, Lauren Groff, Ken Kalfus, Ian McEwan, Philip Roth, John le Carré, Laila Halaby, Michael Chabon, and Jarett Kobek. Narrating 9/11 pushes beyond a critical focus on domestic realism, offering chapters that examine speculative and genre fiction, postmodernism, climate change, and the evolving security state, as well as the television series Lost and the film Paradise Now."--Publisher's description
Productive postmodernism : consuming histories and cultural studies( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner and his critics by John N Duvall( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 163 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 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
Faulkner and postmodernism Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999( )

1 edition published in 2002 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

Descent in the "House of Chloe" : race, rape, and identity in Toni Morrison's "Tar Baby" by John N Duvall( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Animal worlds in modern fiction( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Melville's Ishmaelites : the ontological quest by John N Duvall( )

1 edition published in 1978 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

 
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The Cambridge companion to Don DeLillo
Alternative Names
Duvall, J. N.

Duvall, John 1956-

Duvall, John N.

Duvall, John N. 1956-

Duvall, John Noel.

Duvall, John Noel 1956-

Languages
English (142)

Swedish (1)

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The identifying fictions of Toni Morrison : modernist authenticity and postmodern blacknessFaulkner and postmodernism : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999Race and White identity in southern fiction : from Faulkner to MorrisonApproaches to teaching Delillo's White noiseProductive postmodernism : consuming histories and cultural studiesFaulkner and his criticsDon DeLillo's Underworld : a reader's guideInterpreting a continent : voices from colonial AmericaFaulkner and postmodernism Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1999