Upcoming Conference Panels

American Literature Association Conference, Chicago

Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:30 – 2:50 pm

Session 4-E Eudora Welty and Performance Organized by the Eudora Welty Society

Chair: Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston

1. “Stagestruck: Eudora Welty and the Theater,” Suzanne Marrs, Millsaps College

2. “‘That’s me’: Eudora Welty and the Performative Self,” Katie Berry Frye, Pepperdine University

3. “The (Cinematic) Eye of Her Story: Eudora Welty and Film,” Jacob Agner, University of Mississippi

4. “Eudora Welty’s Cinematic Spaces: Inhabiting ‘Why I live at the P.O,’” Dina Smith, Drake University

5. “On the Process of Adapting Eudora Welty for Performance,” Brenda Currin, Independent Scholar,

Actress, and Adaptor


Thursday, May 26, 2022 3:00 – 4:20 pm Business Meeting: Eudora Welty Society


Friday, May 27, 2022 10:00-11:20 am

Session 8-B Eudora Welty and Ecology

Chair: Sarah Ford, Baylor University

1. “‘It was said she believed in evolution’: An Ecogothic Reading of ‘Moon Lake,’” Grace McCright, Baylor University

2. “Eudora Welty’s Dual Vision of Arcadia,” Pearl McHaney, Georgia State University

3. “Laurel’s Influx and Efflux: Reading the Non-human in The Optimist’s Daughter,” Nathaniel Hawlish, Kent State University

4. “The Upended Pastoral in Welty’s The Golden Apples,” Jill Goad, Shorter University


Friday, May 27, 2022 11:30 am – 12:50 pm

Session 9-B The Radical Welty Roundtable Organized by the Eudora Welty Society

Moderator: Rebecca Mark, Rutgers University

Summer Delgado, University of West Georgia

Carol Ann Johnston, Dickinson College

Rebecca Mark, Rutgers University

Harriet Pollack, College of Charleston

Annette Trefzer, University of Mississippi

Adrienne Akins Warfield, Mars Hill University


Saturday, May 28, 2022

Special Event 5:30-7:00 pm

A Staged Reading of “Moon Lake” by Welty Scholars Organized by the Eudora Welty Society

Adapted and directed by Brenda Currin