Date

2016

Department or Program

English

Primary Wellesley Thesis Advisor

Timothy Peltason

Additional Advisor(s)

Octavio González

Abstract

The modernist movement was focused on capturing "the unknown and uncircumscribed spirit" of life. Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, paragons of the modernist author, connect internal and external worlds by creating complex relationships between characters and the objects or animals they encounter in their everyday lives. Key texts studied include To the Lighthouse (Woolf, 1927) and As I Lay Dying (Faulkner, 1930), among others.

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