“Made in America”: History and Jeff Nichols’ “Loving”

Last Thursday, I wrote about children and home in Jeff Nichols’ Loving (2016). Today, I want to continue that conversation by focusing on one image from the film. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the scene because I could scree capture it. However, I will describe the pertinent parts of it below.

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Children and Home in Jeff Nichols’ “Loving”

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak at the Universit├ęs de Tours on Loving v Virginia (1967) in relation Ernest J. Gaines’ Of Love and Dust (1967) and Frank Yerby’s Speak Now (1969). Before my lecture, we watched Jeff Nichols’ Loving (2016). This was the second time I had seen the movie in about a two-week period, so I was intently focused on various aspects on the film. Namely, I was interested in the ways that the film foregrounds the discussion of the Lovings’ children and the creation of a household. With that in mind, I will focus on these aspects in today’s post. This will not be extensive, but I hope that it will provide some fruitful avenues of discussion.

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Language in William Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury”: Part II

Last post, I started discussing the ways that William Faulkner, in The Sound and the Fury (1929), explores the ways that language and words construct meaning and social hierarchies. Today, I want to continue that discussion by zeroing in on a couple of more scenes in Quentin’s section, specifically the scene where he talks with the three boys who are going fishing and the scene were Quentin gets arrested for “kidnapping” the Italian girl.

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