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Dr. Tyler Williams to present ‘Inheriting Faulkner Today’ on Sept. 17

Dr. Tyler Williams will explore the contradiction of ever-changing traditions in the works of William Faulkner in a convocation on Friday, Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. in the Alphin Board Room.

Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Humanities, and Philosophy at Midwestern State University.

In his lecture, he will argue that the major literary works of Faulkner rest philosophically on the paradoxical logic that a tradition can stay the same only insofar as it continually changes. Williams will further explore how this logic also animates our current struggles with historical identity, race relations, protest movements, and social violence.