William Faulkner Expert: Donald Kartiganer's Biography
He has written extensively on modern literature, with an emphasis on Faulkner, including The Fragile Thread: The Meaning of Form in Faulkner's Novels and some forty essays and reviews, and has coedited seven volumes of criticism on Faulkner selected from the proceedings of the Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference.
He has held Fulbright lectureships at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and was a visiting professor of American Literature at Tel-Aviv University in Israel. In 2002 he appeared (with Thadious Davis) in a two-hour television program, part of C-Span's American Writers series, that took place at Rowan Oak, Faulkner's home in Oxford.
He is also the twin brother of fellow Faulkner expert, Arnold Weinstein
Read Philip Weinstein's article comparing Toni Morrison and Faulkner.