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Creadick to Discuss Faulkner

Anna Creadick, assistant professor of English at HWS, will speak about the work of William Faulkner at the Seneca Falls Library, in February and March. On Tuesday, Feb. 2, Creadick will discuss “A Rose for Emily” and “Dry September.” On Tuesday, March 2, she will lead a discussion of “The Sound and Fury.”

Creadick is leading the discussions as part of “Everybody in Seneca Falls Reads …” a regular, local Seneca Falls event, sponsored by the public library, in which people read a particular literary work in common, and then come to the library to discuss it together. This spring, the author they’ve chosen is William Faulkner, and they invited Creadick, who teaches a “Southern Fictions” course at HWS, to select the texts and lead the discussion.

“We’ll read two short stories for February, to prepare ourselves for Faulkner’s style and themes. Then for March, they’ll tackle one of his most famous, and most challenging novels, ‘The Sound and the Fury,'” explains Creadick. “I’m looking forward to revisiting this material, but with a completely different group of readers.”

Both talks will be held at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. For more information, visit www.senecafallslibrary.org or call (315) 568-8265, ext. 4.

Joining the English Department in 2001, Creadick teaches a variety of courses such as Southern Fictions, American Literature from Crane, Post-WWII American Novel, Sexuality and American Literature, Cultural Theory, and Popular Fiction. She earned her undergraduate degree in English and Education from Appalachian State University, her master’s degree in American Studies from Boston College and her Ph.D. in English/American Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She brings an interdisciplinary and historic approach to the study of literary texts. Her current research areas are 20th century U.S. literature and culture, Post World War II period (1940s-1960s), Southern and Appalachian Studies, and Gender and Sexuality. Creadick has had multiple articles published on a variety of topics.