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Eudora Welty Lecture: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The PEN/Faulkner and Eudora Welty Foundations present the Eudora Welty Lecture by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie will speak onWednesday, November 08, 2017, at the Lincoln Theatre, Washington DC.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is one of the most celebrated African writers of her generation. She earned international attention for her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), a Nigerian… more »

The Southern Quarterly Special Issues: Calls for Papers

Submission Deadline: 1 December 2017

REPLAYING GONE WITH THE WIND: VOICES OF THE NEW SOUTHS Philip C. Kolin, Editor Special Issue 55.3/4 (Spring / Summer 2018) Submit manuscripts that explore this iconic film in light of adaptations/parodies; post-South and postmodern readings; responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; Southern… more »

Eudora Welty Research Fellowship at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

The Eudora Welty Foundation and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are pleased to announce the 2017 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship, to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection and related materials at MDAH by graduate students. The fellowship seeks to nurture scholars at the beginning of their academic careers,… more »

All Hope Abandon Here: A Personal Encounter with “Where Is the Voice Coming From?”

Posted On September 26, 2016
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By Robert M. Brennan, Georgia State University Alumnus Eudora Welty’s tightly knit short story “Where Is the Voice Coming From?” is a complexity of irony, metaphor, anger and place. The story is ironic because of the assassination committed by a nameless murderer in Thermopylae, Mississippi, a town named for the Battle of Thermopylae in which… more »

Cover image from "William Faulkner Early Prose and Poetry."

Illustration for Welty’s Unpublished Review of William Faulkner’s Sanctuary

Posted On September 26, 2016
Categories News & Notes

In Eudora Welty’s reading notes, she described Sanctuary’s Temple Drake “as a recognizable human being. Indeed she is a familiar type—a spoiled, headstrong, reckless, provocative, empty-headed little Ole Miss co-ed of the 1920’s, bent only on getting her way” (qtd. in McHaney 38). Welty seems to have imagined Temple just as Faulkner had drawn such… more »

Cover of Robin Coste Lewis's "Voyage of the Sable Venus."

Welty’s “Window Shopping” Used as Cover Art for Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems

By Mostafa Jalal, Georgia State University Eudora Welty’s photograph “Window Shopping,” which depicts a young black woman looking into a store’s window in Granada, Mississippi, adorns the cover of a recent book of poems by Robin Coste Lewis’s Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems (2015). In the photograph, the woman is clothed in… more »

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Posted On January 14, 2015

About the Eudora Welty Review

In 2009, the Eudora Welty Newsletter metamorphosed into the Eudora Welty Review, an annual journal, published each spring. The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials.

The editors of EWR are… more »