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The Eudora Welty Society's primary purpose is to promote and assist Eudora Welty studies through the organization of conferences and special meetings, and to foster scholarship and academic community among Welty scholars. All interested readers of Pulitzer Prize-winning Eudora Welty are encouraged to join.
Call for papers

“Everybody to their own visioning”: Eudora Welty in the 21st Century International Conference of the Eudora Welty Society

April 4-7, 2013
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

The Eudora Welty Society invites proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Welty’s life, work and\or reception.

Send 300-word proposal and short cv by October 15, 2012 to David McWhirter ( and Sarah Ford ( Watch the Welty Society website for conference updates.


In Memoriam - Noel Polk

1943 - 2012

Noel Earl Polk, age 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Jackson on August 21, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Born in Picayune, Mississippi on February 23, 1943, Noel received his B.A. and M.A. from Mississippi College, and in 1970 he earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina.

Noel was an internationally recognized literary scholar and gifted professor. Regarded by many as the preeminent Faulkner scholar of his generation, he was a central figure in Faulkner and Welty studies for forty years.