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Dr. Elmore Publishes on William Faulkner

Released: 12/09/2008

An essay on American icon author William Faulkner written by Dr. Owen Elmore, associate professor of English at LSU at Alexandria, has been published in The Journal of International Women’s Studies. The essay, “William Faulkner and the Mithraic Midwife,” is the latest in a series from Elmore that deal with “Faulkner’s maturation from a cynical young Southerner examining the decay around him to a mature citizen-writer seeking to heal social rifts.”

The latest essay examines gender relations while the others deal with racial and class distinctions. It’s available on-line at

Elmore, a devotee of the award-winning writer, occasionally leads an upper-division class devoted exclusively to the study of Faulkner. “His books have proven to be a hit with our students, and I hope to offer the course more frequently,” Elmore said.

The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an academic publication with a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective designed to “build bridges between professionals and students, the scholarly world and the ‘real’ world, and the West and non-West,” according to Elmore.

Elmore, who has taught in the Department of Arts, English and Humanities for six years, holds an undergraduate degree from Athens State College, a master’s from the University of Alabama and a doctorate from Auburn University.