2019 American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 23-26

One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered
Chair: Katherine Frye, Pepperdine University
1. “Palimpsests and Performances: Reading Welty’s Correspondence with Frank Lyell alongside One Writer’s
Beginnings,” Julia Eichelberger, College of Charleston
2. “Shelter for Secrets: Reconsidering Eudora Welty’s One Writer’s Beginnings in Light of Kiese
Laymon’s Heavy,” Margaret Pless, University of Mississippi
3. “Crafting One Writer’s Beginnings: A Duel between Reality and Imagination,” Pearl McHaney, Georgia State University
4. “Not a Weather Prophet: Eudora Welty and One Writer’s Beginnings,” Rebecca Mark, Tulane University

Eudora Welty: The Eye of the Photographer
Chair: Carol Ann Johnston, Dickinson College
1. “The Architecture of Affect: Eudora Welty’s Cemetery Photography,” Annette Trefzer, University of
2. “Reflexive Echoes: The Textual Reverberations of Eudora Welty’s Photographs,” Nathan Dixon,
University of Georgia
3. “The Spatial Politics in Eudora Welty’s Photographic and Literary Works,” Zhihuan Liu, Nanjing
4. “Intimacies and Ordinariness, Recording Reality: The 2019 Edition of Eudora Welty’s
Photographs,” Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston