William Faulkner's Un-Politically Correct South

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April 18, 2022 - May 23, 2022 (6 Sessions)
Mondays, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Although Faulkner is considered one of the greatest 20th – Century American writers, his work – especially in the 21st century – is considered problematic. Particularly controversial was his portrayal of race and class. In this course, participants will read three of Faulkner’s most popular novels – “Light in August,” “The Sound of the Fury,” and “Absalom, Absalom.” In addition, participants will explore two famous short stories: “A Rose for Emily” and “Dry September.” These readings will contribute to the class discussion each week.

Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.

After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy


ABOUT Lynne Agress

Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Smith, and Goucher Colleges, and the University of Maryland.  She was president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing, Inc. and still conducts writing and editing workshops for companies.  She is the author of THE FEMININE IRONY and WORKING WITH WORDS,  as well as numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.  For the past 10 years, she has been writing opinion pieces for THE BALTIMORE SUN.

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 Event Date
Monday, April 18, 2022
6:30pm EDT

Monday, May 23, 2022
8:30pm EDT

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