Welty Society’s 2019 Conference: “’The Continuous Thread of Revelation’: Eudora Welty Reconsidered,” Feb. 21 to 23, College of Charleston

Posted On January 8, 2019
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The Eudora Welty Society is excited to host its conference for the first time in Charleston, South Carolina, a city Welty visited and photographed. Below is the program draft for “’The Continuous Thread of Revelation’: Eudora Welty Reconsidered,” February 21 to 23, 2019. More than 40 Welty scholars will discuss her fiction, photography, memoir, letters,… 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 2019 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 »

Eudora Welty and Mystery CFP (Edited Collection)

Posted On July 10, 2018
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Eds. Jacob Agner and Harriet Pollack

It’s no secret that southern author Eudora Welty was an adamant believer in mystery. In so many of her fictions and photographs, Welty’s genius relies heavily on the puzzling detail, the withholding plot, the cryptic conclusion, and the opaque mystery at the heart of her characters’ motivations. It is… more »

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 Ruth Vande Kieft Prize: Deadline Nov. 1, 2019

Posted On September 26, 2017
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The Ruth Vande Kieft Prize, sponsored by the Eudora Welty Society, is awarded annually for the best essay on Eudora Welty by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in the Eudora Welty Review.

The competition is open to applicants who have not… 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 »

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 »

Illustration for Welty’s Unpublished Review of William Faulkner’s Sanctuary

Posted On September 26, 2016
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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 »

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 »