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1. Brown, Leiza Renee. "The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach.

Degree: PhD, 2008, Temple University

English

This dissertation focuses on one of the greatest, yet most problematic, novels in William Faulkner's canon. As I Lay Dying, Faulkner's self-proclaimed "tour de force," is a multilayered, multi-voiced text that leaves many critics wondering how to approach it, which has led to there being only a handful of full length critical texts devoted entirely to the book. The narrow approach used by most articles and critical texts leads to a necessarily cursory glance at the novel. The complexity of this narrative demands a multi-theoretical approach where no one theory is the primary voice or ultimate authority. The structure of the novel has dictated the order in which the theories are presented in the dissertation. The story follows members of a poor farm family as they journey to bury their matriarch. The family journeys from a private isolated space to a public outer space. The chosen theories are ordered in this same inner to outer fashion. The study begins with Freudian theories which consider how the inner workings of the mind affect the individual and moves steadily to Marxist critiques which focus on the effect of society on the individual. In this manner, the discussion grows from individual concerns to communal concerns. Spanning the theoretic gulf between Freud and Marx are Lacanian theories and Race issues using Appiah's theories, each a certain step from the inner to the outer. An important factor in the dissertation is the discourse between the theories as each theory sounds a note of meaning that builds toward a unified chord of meaning. I hope this exercise in literary criticism will add to a fuller understanding of Faulkner's novel.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Brivic, Sheldon, Williams, Roland Leander, Orvell, Miles, Burns, Christy L..

Subjects/Keywords: Literature, American; Faulkner; Literary Theory; American Literature

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APA (6th Edition):

Brown, L. R. (2008). "The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,9968

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Brown, Leiza Renee. “"The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed May 07, 2021. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,9968.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Brown, Leiza Renee. “"The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach.” 2008. Web. 07 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Brown LR. "The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. [cited 2021 May 07]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,9968.

Council of Science Editors:

Brown LR. "The thick dark current runs": As I Lay Dying  – A Multi-Theoretical Approach. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,9968


Temple University

2. Hibbert, Jeffrey D. Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction.

Degree: PhD, 2008, Temple University

English

The resurgence of interest in James Joyce's politics over the past decades reveals Joyce as a politically astute, if not active, writer. But Joyce's politics were never easily codifiable or traceable to a set of ideologically fixed positions. Instead, this dissertation argues, Joyce uses the novel as a space where political debate can be dramatized, and the novel becomes a form of deliberative rhetoric regarding future possibilities. For Joyce, the practices of rhetoric and aesthetics are complexly intertwined and interdependent, though they remain, in many ways, oppositional and contrary. Joyce and other modernist writers often viewed rhetoric as a discursive form that limited rather than expanded possibilities. But at other moments, Joyce presses rhetoric into the service of aesthetic (and vice-versa) since deliberative rhetoric and poetics (as defined by Aristotle) both attend to the possibilities of future action. This dissertation traces Joyce's evolution from a young socialist writer engaged in rhetorical experiments with the essay to his later dramatization of Irish political oratory in Ulysses. Joyce began his career as a self-described "socialist artist" in 1904, but would consciously eschew socialism within the next few years. This dissertation locates Joyce's early political rhetoric in his essay "A Portrait of the Artist" and the abandoned novel Stephen Hero as unconscious remainders reemerging in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. In the later text, aesthetics attempt to replace rhetoric as a means of creating radical materialist consciousness, but the later text also re-incorporates and reimagines its earlier incarnations. The earlier texts remain as "symptoms" around which the later is written. Drawing on the definitions of "symptom" in psychoanalytic and Marxist theoretical practice, this dissertation argues that A Portrait of the Artist functions as a text because it includes, even though it attempts to rewrite, the political and rhetorical work of its antecedents. In crafting the "Aeolus" chapter of Ulysses, Joyce returns to the art of rhetoric to dramatize the arguments surrounding Irish labor, politics, and language in 1904 Dublin. Unlike his work in A Portrait of the Artist, Joyce presents oratory as a staging ground for reasoned debate and discussion regarding the future course of Irish history. Whereas rhetoric was an unconscious remainder of socialist politics in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, rhetoric is consciously applied in the work of the characters in the episode who are preoccupied with the consequences of the Irish language movement and middle-class industrialization. This dissertation ultimately argues against positions that view rhetoric as a weak surrogate for aesthetics or as a discursive limitation that must be overcome for aesthetics to produce valuable contemplative effects. Aesthetics in Joyce's fiction has productive rhetorical purposes: to lead readers to contemplate false oppositions, consider the means by which history is produced, to…

Advisors/Committee Members: Brivic, Sheldon, Wells, Susan, Ph. D., O'Hara, Daniel T., Burns, Christy L..

Subjects/Keywords: Literature, English; Language, Rhetoric and Composition; Literature, General; Joyce, James; rhetoric; marxism; Zizek; Aeolus; Lacan

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APA (6th Edition):

Hibbert, J. D. (2008). Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction. (Doctoral Dissertation). Temple University. Retrieved from http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,16019

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Hibbert, Jeffrey D. “Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, Temple University. Accessed May 07, 2021. http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,16019.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Hibbert, Jeffrey D. “Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction.” 2008. Web. 07 May 2021.

Vancouver:

Hibbert JD. Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. [cited 2021 May 07]. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,16019.

Council of Science Editors:

Hibbert JD. Room for Possibilities: James Joyce and the Rhetorical Work of Fiction. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Temple University; 2008. Available from: http://digital.library.temple.edu/u?/p245801coll10,16019

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