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Eudora Welty Society Conference--Academic Panels Thurs 2.21

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"The Continuous Thread of Revelation": Eudora Welty Reconsidered

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Academic Panels for Thursday 2.21.19

11:00 Registration opens (ongoing)

12:00 Welcome, opening remarks

12:15-1:30 Memory, Time, Confluence, Crossroads [Chair, Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston]

  • Burning the Breadboard: A New Approach to The Optimist's Daughter. Peter Schmidt, Swarthmore College
  • Welty’s “Circe” and the Original Time’s Up. Dawn Trouard, University of Central Florida
  • “The Burning”: Memory, Myopia, and Mirrors. Alex Werrell, Yale University
  • Confluence and/or Crossroads. David McWhirter, Texas A&M University

1:45- 3:00 Welty, her Contemporaries, and Later Artists [Chair, Julia Eichelberger, College of Charleston]

  • Welty and Tennessee Williams. Gary Richards, University of Mary Washington
  • “The Pulse of Today”: Berenice Abbott and Eudora Welty. Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi
  • Confluences of Isak Dinesen and Eudora Welty. Pearl McHaney, Georgia State University
  • Literary Friendships: Katherine Anne Porter and Eudora Welty. Mae Miller Claxton, Western Carolina University

3:15-4:00 Welty and Later Artists [Chair, Tom McHaney, Georgia State University]

  • Mississippi Sounds: Welty and Jesmyn Ward in Harmony. Maria Mackas, Georgia State University
  • Reading Welty’s Photographs in the Dark Room of Race: Spectographia and the ‘Series of Exchange’ in Welty and the Art of Glenn Ligon. Randall Wilhelm, Anderson University

4:10-5:10 Reconsidering Welty’s Humor [Chair, Jo Ellyn Clarey, Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council]

  • The Beauty Parlor as Comic Cauldron in “Petrified Man” and Steel Magnolias. John Lowe, University of Georgia
  • Leota’s Worry. Sharon Deykin Baris, Bar Ilan University
  • Welty’s Comedy: The Continuous Process of Revelation. Lois M. Welch, University of Montana

5:30-7:00, Charleston Writers Discuss Their Beginnings [Please click link to register]


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