William Faulkner's University of Virginia Lectures Digitized

Posted on July 22, 2010

Faulkner at VirginiaWilliam Faulkner was the writer-in-residence at the University of Virginia for two years in the last 1950s. Faulkner gave lectures and readings and answered questions from students. NPR reports that these lectures and question-and-answer sessions were recorded on reel-to-reel tapes. The tapes have now been digitized and published online at faulkner.lib.virginia.edu. The Faulkner audio archive also includes essays, news articles, photographs and other materials.

Stephen Railton, a professor of English at UVA who led the effort to digitize Faulkner's lectures says, "I've spent an awful lot of my life in the last decade in virtual reality, exploring the ways in which these new technologies can help us tell the story about American literature and culture."

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