Koichi Fujino Studying and Teaching W.C. Falkner, William Faulkner, and Digital Literacy: Personal Democracy in Social Combination Lexington Books 2018

@This book explores the ways to teach the literary works of William Clark Falkner and William Faulkner to ESL (English as a Second Language) students in todayfs digital environment. William Faulknerfs great-grandfather, William Clark Falkner, wrote romantic literary works, and William Faulkner critically uses the motifs of his great-grandfatherfs works to establish his literary world. Applying Mikhail Bakhtinfs dialogical theory, this book theoretically explains how these two authors imagine the social formations of the American South differently in their literary works. The coined term, social combination\which is defined as the individualsf mutual effort to have equal relationships for a certain time\is used as a key term to examine how these two authors depict the charactersf personal relationships. William Faulkner employs his charactersf social combination as a resistance against the American Southfs romantic illusions that are represented by William Clark Falknerfs literary works. William Faulknerfs historical perspective is beneficial for todayfs ESL students, who explore their new egalitarian formations in their digitally expanded world. The last part of this study outlines how an American literary teacher can connect the works of William Clark Falkner and William Faulkner when teaching ESL students by using todayfs digital environment. Using three digital platforms\Moodle, WordPress, and Google Drive\a teacher composes egalitarian relationships among class members and inspires studentsf autonomous discussion on these two authorsf works. Through these activities, ESL students are expected to comprehend that the literature of the American South is not only the historical development of the foreign region, but the phenomenon that is connected to their own social formations.


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Introduction: Remapping Two Fa(u)lknersf Works and Literature Education in Todayfs Digital Environments
Chapter 1: Progress from Monologism to Dialogism: Studying Two Fa(u)lknersf Works
Chapter 2: Social Combinations beyond Borders of Race, Gender, and Class in William Faulknerfs Intruder in the Dust
Chapter 3: Social Combination in Class: How to Teach Two Fa(u)lknersf Works and Digital Literacy to ESL Students
Conclusion: Personal Democracy in Social Combination
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