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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
A paperback printing of The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald published by in London, by Wm. Collins and issued by Fontana Books as a “Continental Edition” in 1971, the same year as the American publication (February), was found at Shakespeare and Company, Kilometer Zero, Paris, in May 2016. The three blurbs on the back cover… more »
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 »
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 »