Call for Papers

EWS is working to assemble a double session at the New Orleans ALA Symposium: “Regionalism and Place in American Literature,” Sept 7-9, 2017 Hotel Monteleone. Session organizer Harriet Pollack is looking for one or two more papers on the topic of Welty and Regionalism & inviting 200 word proposals. Please let Harriet know of your intention and please follow with a proposal by May 24.

For SAMLA 2017, the Eudora Welty Society welcomes a range of proposals, but proposals addressing Welty and the SAMLA 89 theme of “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture” are especially welcome. We are interested in work that investigates how Welty’s fiction, essays, or photography interact with both the high and low cultural productions of her time. How was her work in dialogue with visual arts, radio, theater productions, ballet, dance, or the blues, for example? By June 2, please submit a 250-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Ginny McCarley, University of Mississippi, at