Research Programs: Collaborative Research

Period of Performance

10/1/2016 - 9/30/2020

Funding Totals

$286,000.00 (approved)
$286,000.00 (awarded)

Implementing Digital Yoknapatawpha

FAIN: RZ-249888-16

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Stephen Railton (Project Director: December 2015 to March 2022)
Worthy N. Martin (Co Project Director: February 2016 to March 2022)

Continued development of the website that will map Yoknapatawpha County, the fictional setting of novels by William Faulkner, with links to places, characters, and events in the novels, as a resource for scholars, teachers, and students.

Underway since 2011, Digital Yoknapatawpha is a collaboration of 35 Faulkner scholars from 34 colleges and universities with a highly experienced digital humanities team at the University of Virginia. During the 3-year grant period this team will: complete the analysis of every location, character and event in Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha fictions—14 novels and 54 stories; enhance the project’s display and search capabilities; and publish its scholarly results online, in print and through conference presentations. As both resource and publication, the project will create transformative pathways into and yield new critical insights about one of the nation’s central imaginative accomplishments. Faulkner’s quest to create modern art out of American history, his long engagement with major social issues like slavery and race, and with challenging experimental forms of narrating time and space provide a perfect site for constructing new modes of scholarly interpretation.

Media Coverage

International Team Collaborating to Digitize Faulkner’s World (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Anne Bromley
Publication: UVAToday
Date: 7/17/2019

Associated Products

Author: Stephen Railton
Abstract: A Collaboration between an International Team of Faulkner Scholars and Technologists at the University of Virginia Major Funding provided by the National Endowment in the Humanities NOTE: This is the working prototype of a project that is still very much a work in progress. Select a text from the shelf below to explore it — or use the tabs above for multi-text searching — or view a demonstration video on using this prototype.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://