Date Thesis Awarded

4-2014

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Colleen Kennedy

Committee Members

Simon Joyce

Chitralekha Zutshi

Abstract

This thesis examines the ways in which Salman Rushdie and William Faulkner confront issues of exceptionalism, cultural mythology, and official history. In particular, it studies Faulkner's interrogation of the southern myths such as honor, violence, and white patriarchy perpetuated by the Dunning School, as well as Rushdie's questioning of nationalist memory in India and Pakistan. The aim of this study is to establish connections between writers in the Global South.

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