Upcoming Conference Panels

Announcing Welty Presentations, Performance, and Business Meeting at
Society For the Study of Southern Literature, Fayetteville, AR April 2-4, 2020

Th April 2 5:15-6:15 Welty Performance Practice (Brodie Payne D)

Th April 2 2:50-4:10 Panel 13: Hurston and Welty (Panel) (Brodie Payne C)
Chair:
1.      “Contextualizing Their Eyes Were Watching God in Black Feminist and Africana Womanist Literary Studies,” Paula White, University of Mississippi
2.      “The Art of Self-Disclosure in Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a Road,” Christy Davis, San Jacinto College
3.      “The Ambivalences and Erotics of White Power in Hurston’s and Welty’s Post-Slavery Plantation Fiction,” Gary Richards, University of Mary Washington
4.      “Eudora Welty’s Photography and the Technology South,” Kaitlyn Smith, University of South Carolina

Fri April 3 12-1 Eudora Welty Society Business Meeting, TBA

Fri April 3 4:20-5:40 pm Welty Performance Practice Session (Brodie Payne D)

Fri April 3 8:00 (time subject to possible revision)
Staged Reading of Welty’s Moon Lake (Brodie Payne Ballroom)

Cast (subject to changes-in order of appearance)
NARRATOR Gary Richards
LOCH MORRISON Jacob Agner
GIRL 1 (Morgana)  and GENEVA Rebecca Mark
MRS. GRUENWALD Annette Trefzer
JINNY LOVE STARK Suzanne Marrs
MISS PARNELL MOODY Jo Ellyn Clarey
GIRL 2 (Morgana) Sarah Ford
GIRL 3 (Morgana) Caroline Brandon
NINA CARMICHAEL Pearl McHaney
EASTER (Narrator) Julia Eichelberger
EASTER Carol Ann Johnston
NINA (Narrator) Harriet Pollack
GERTRUDE BOWLES Laura Wilson
ETOILE and EXUM David McWhirter
ELBERTA Sarah Ford
TWOSIE Christin Taylor
NIGHT Gary Richards, Jacob Agner, David McWhirter
MISS LIZZIE STARK Peggy Prenshaw

Saturday April 4 12-1:20 Panel 39: Welty and the New Southern Renaissance (Eudora Welty Society Sponsored Session) (Brodie Payne D)
Chair: Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi
1.      “Eudora Welty and the New Mississippi Renaissance,” Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston
2.      “The Post Office and the Displaced Pedestal: Fictions by Eudora Welty and Alice Walker,” Donnie McMahand and Kevin Murphy, Towson University
3.      “Nick White and Eudora Welty: Doubleness, Queerness, and the Small Southern Town,” Caroline Brandon, Mississippi State University
4.      “Memory as a ‘living thing’: Specters in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing and Eudora Welty’s The Optimist’s Daughter,” Sarah Gilbreath Ford, Baylor University

Saturday April 4 Panel 44: Through the Photographic Lens: Visions of the South (Panel) (Pryor Center)
Chair: Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi
1.      “Capturing the Carceral Landscape: Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun’s Slavery, The Prison Industrial Complex,” Keri Watson, University of Central Florida
2.      “Witnessing Social Change: Frances Mars and Eudora Welty,” Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi
3.      “Sally Mann and the Crisis of White Consciousness,” Katherine Henninger, Louisiana State University
4.      “Shelby Lee Adams, Appalachia, and the Ethics of Poverty Photography,” Sarah Robertson, UWE Bristol, England

Saturday April 4 4:10-5:30 pm:

Panel 47:  Radical Welty (Roundtable)  (Eudora Welty Society Sponsored Session) (Pryor Center)
Chair: Rebecca Mark, Tulane University
1.      “On Radical Welty: Intersectionality,” Rebecca Mark, Tulane University
2.      “Radical Reflections on Welty, Whiteness, and Race,” Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston
3.      “Welty and Popular Front-era Black Radicalism,” Christin Taylor, Shenandoah University
4.      “On Welty’s Radical Photography of Black Women,” Alex Werrell, Hopkins School
5.      “Welty’s Radical Assault: Masculine Discourse in The Bride of the Innisfallen,” Carol Ann Johnston, Dickinson College
6.      ““Change Me”: Radical Sexuality in Welty’s Fiction,” David McWhirter, Texas A&M
7.      “Welty’s Radical Reimagining of Beauty Culture,” Katherine Howell, University of Mississippi
8.      “Welty’s Radical Feminism: Personal and Global Violence in “At the Landing,’” Allison M. Nick, University of Mississippi
9.      “Welty’s Radical Scopic Regimes,” Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi